Andrew William Watson died on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the age of 53 in Denver, Colorado.
Andrew was born on November 14, 1968 in Kansas City, KS, grew up in Overland Park, KS and attended Bishop Miege High School, Benedictine College and Franciscan University in Steubenville.
Andrew has worked in various places throughout his life including being a burgher, on an Atlantic yacht, life insurance agent for the Knights of Columbus in Kansas, director of religious education at St. Vincent de Paul in Denver. , as Dr. Pepper Snapple delivery driver and most recently as a driver for the United States Postal Service and director of an apostolate business for over 20 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish and was part of the music ministry there along with his daughter.
He was a 4th Knight of Columbus and an American Heritage Girls troop treasurer and unit commander. He was an Eagle Scout, a student ambassador on high school field trips to European countries, and a first degree black belt and black belt instructor at Shaolin Kempo Martial Arts in Denver.
Always adventurous in trying new and unique things, Andrew enjoyed the outdoors, astronomy, teaching and woodworking. He had strong faith and a keen sense of ethics. He put himself into everything he did. He was generous, kind and very sentimental. He was persistent, strong-willed and determined. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter Aoife and his mother Christina Coughlan, her parents Robert and Marilyn Watson, siblings Paulette Samson [Ken] and Annette Burgoon [Mike], their 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Andrew was preceded in death by W.A. and Margaret Granquist and John and Violet Watson.
Worship Services in Denver:
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, followed by Rosario, at Horan & McConaty, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246.
The funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2298 S. Logan St, Denver, CO, 80210.
After lunch at the Catholic Church of St. Vincent de Paul, 1164 S Josephine St, Denver, CO 80210. The entrance to the community cafe is across from the school’s main entrance.
Kansas City Worship Services:
The funeral will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 22nd at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd at 3:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd St, Overland Park, KS 66214.
Followed by a meal in the Holy Spirit Community Hall.
** Relatives and friends are welcome at all of the above services and meetings.
Memorial donations are welcome to the following pro-life organizations or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or St. Mary’s Catholic School or Parish. Vincent de Paul.