Vern & Carol Watts


In Memory of Vern

Vern passed away suddenly on April 4, 2009, just 3 days after his 77th birthday. The obituary was published in the San Jose Mercury News April 17, 18, & 19. A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, April 25 followed by a continuation of the Celebration at Mariani's Inn and Restaurant for a few hours of food and (Vern's) wine. Thank you to each and every one who atttended

Some IBM tributes to Vern:

Vern worked at ScaleDB for the last few years. Read their tribute to Vern.

A Tale of Vern Watts

See a YouTube video published Sept. 2008 about Vern's IBM career. There are a few minor factual updates since the storyline was written in 2002:

What a great job Chris Luongo did in honoring Vern's life's work.

Photo "Albums"

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September 2005 - Family Birthdays in Indianapolis

Trip to Germany and Italy - May/June 2005

Our 2001 Oregon Vacation photos

Vern at work Carol - the glamour shot (without glasses and blurred)!

Vern receiving his award from GerstnerCarol and Vern enjoying a reception at The Breakers
Vern and Carol went to Palm Beach, Florida the end of May 2001 where Vern received a very nice award from IBM CEO Lou Gerstner.

Vern and Anna at lunch
In May 2000, Vern sat next to the Honorable Anna Eshoo, our esteemed Congresswoman, at a League of Women Voter's luncheon in Mountain View.
Vern in his office at IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory
On January 15, 2002, Vern celebrated 46 years with IBM. And still counting. Read "The Tale of Vern Watts"

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