Dean Watt, 94, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Blackfoot, passed away Sept. 28, 2011.
Dean was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in McCammon.
He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in chemistry and received his doctorate in biochemistry from Iowa State University. In 1969 Dean began working at Creighton University. He taught biochemistry and did research on scorpion venom. He retired from teaching in 1989 but continued to do research until 2002.
Dean married Frances Elaine Murdock in Salt Lake City on Aug. 23, 1945, and they were blessed with five children: Sharon Shull, Nola Jean Barzee, Barbara, Lauritzen, David Watt and Stuart Watt. They have 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11027 Martha Street in Omaha, Neb.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at the Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Colonial Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery in Blackfoot.
Family will meet with friends and relatives from noon until 12:30 p.m. prior to services at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.
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