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Helen Watkins

Aug. 3, 1943 - April 7, 2023


April 12, 2023

Helen Daralene Watkins, 79, of Sweet Home, died April 7, 2023.

She was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Little Rock, Ark., to Darrel C. and Helen L. (Stracner) Bliss.

Mrs. Watkins was raised in Alsea, but lived in Sweet Home most of the last 60 years. She loved cooking, yard selling and shopping. She was a mother, wife and grandmother.

Mrs. Watkins is survived by her husband, Donald Watkins; children Donald Ray Watkins, Brian Watkins, Melissa Watkins and Kevin Watkins; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is the handling arrangements. For updated information, visit


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