Gabriel Watkins

Gabriel Watkins, 27, of Columbia, MO formerly of Klamath Falls, OR passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Klamath Falls Friends Church, 1918 Oregon, Ave..  Gabriel is survived by his parents Wedge & Wanda Watkins, his soulmate Catherine Ferguson, aunts, Joyce Reveter and Kelly Watkins, uncle Donald Reveter as well special friend Megan Crites and numerous friends.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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  1. Kristine Hayes on November 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Prayers for your family. May you forever remember the good times and know that you have an angel on your shoulder. My heart goes out to you.

  2. Debbie Dave Robbie and family on November 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    We knew him for just a little while but it was like he was one if our family. We will miss him. But god has greater plans for him. So has called the music man home. Wedge and Wanda our condolences go out to you in this time. May god be with you both.

    The Withers Family

  3. Sammy Withers on November 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I have no words that can ease any of his friends or family thru this devastating loss. Wedge, Wanda and family my heart breaks for you guys. Gabe was a good man and we will always remember his amazing smile. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  4. Kellie Pemberton on November 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    To know Gabe was to love him, he was such a talented musician and loving caring young man. In the past year he had become a very special part of our family, as Megan’s boyfriend. He treated her, Ean and Isiah so very well, you could see how much love he shared for each of them. The family gatherings that he attended made us all smile to see how happy he was and how happy that he made Megan and the boys. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Gabe’s family, Megan, Ean, Isiah and all of Gabe’s other friends, in the tragic loss of someone very special. You will never be forgotten, you will always hold a very special place in our families hearts. We love and will forever miss you.

  5. Jared Rochelle on November 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I knew Gabe from junior high through high school. All though I have not seen him in years, I still miss him like he never left. My heart goes out to Wedge and Wanda along with all family and friends. Gabe was and is a great man and will forever not be forgotten. “God bless”

  6. morgan.f. on November 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I knew gabe really well and had a chance to spend a lot of time with him ..he was one of my best friends and there are no words to express how caring and loving he was . I was so shocked when I found out about gabe s tragedy . I loved him so much as a friend and I will never forget him and the special time I had with him . He may have left the earth but he will forever live in my heart.

  7. Joni Drinkwater on November 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wedge and Wanda, sorry for your loss.

  8. Camelia Durighello on November 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Gabriel you were a great friend. I can remember when we would play at recess together at peterson elementary. You will be missed. Rest in peace Gabe.

  9. Claire on November 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    We are sending you all our love and light from Tucson. Many prayers for peace and healing to all your hearts.

  10. Jessica on November 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

    As a man of peace and faith, Gabe has and continues to improve the lives of those who know him and hold memories of him. He is loved by many indestructibly.

  11. Edith (Eye-yi) and Derold Dunn on November 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Wedge and Wanda, our hearts are truly broken for you, there are no words that we can express that can compare to your loss. Gabe was a special man from the time he came into this world until God called him home. His time here was for only a season but, he left a lasting impression on many. I know he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior making beautiful music with the angels as he is now an Angel too.

  12. Cinde Cortelyou on November 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Such a heartbreaking loss. I feel cheated to have never met Gabe, but I feel as if I knew him from what you’ve shared over the years, and from his beautiful music, which will live on forever. Sending you love and sympathy, across the miles. Rest in peace, Gabe.

  13. ToniaS on November 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I am very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We can always count on the Bible for comfort, I always find this scripture especially encouraging I hope you will as well. Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Thats a sure promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah that in the very near future soon to come wonderful blessings for mankind along with the promise to resurrect our dear loved ones sleeping in death. John 5:28,29. Acts 24:15. For more information on the hope for those we have lost in death go to

  14. Kenny and Ruth Young on November 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    We are so sad for your great loss. What a beautiful picture of your handsome son! As we talked with Angie, she shared how she and Gabe were always at the end of the line in elementary school (“W” and “Y”) and how they practiced making some goofy faces with their lips. Praying that you will be filled with some of those joyful memories. We wish you God’s peace.

    Kenny and Ruth Young
    Klamath Falls

  15. Roberta Mejia on November 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    My prayers are with you. Condolences.The Mejia Family.

  16. Sherry Markus on November 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    It is with tremendous sadness that I read of Gabe’s tragic accident. As a para teacher I knew Gabe during his years at Mazama High School. He was always such a kind, soft spoken, talented, gentle young man. After he graduated I missed not seeing him at school. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son.

  17. Carla Draper on November 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Wedge and Wanda, I am so sorry and shocked to here about Gabe. Praise the Lord he was a follower of Jesus Christ. I pray that you are too, and that you continue to believe in Jesus to get you through this tragedy. Again I am so sorry for your loss

  18. Maryetta (Mae)Peoples, Jackson on December 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Wedge & Wanda, I just wanted to send you my heartfelt prayers to comfort you at this time for the loss of your son Gabriel. I remember coming to the hospital to see him when he was born & Wedge sharing that his son was beautiful just like his mother! I never forgot seeing the love that was in that room, may that same love from Jesus Christ carry you through this time of loss!

  19. John James on December 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I have been a student of Gabriel’s for about a year. Over that time we became fast friends as well. I’m devastated to hear the news of his passing. He was the kind of man that makes the world a better place to live in. I will always remember him and regret that I did not get to know him better. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  20. Jody Perozzi on December 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Wedge and Wanda I am shocked to hear of your loss of Gabe. Although it has been many years, I remember what an adorable young boy he was when our families spent a 4th of July together at the Oregon coast. My heart breaks for you.

  21. Diana Papoulias on December 7, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Dear Wedge, I am so saddened by your loss. Thanks to you and Ruth Lutz we came to know Gabe’s music. we only met Gabe a few times, but we were impressed by his intensity for his art and his musical talent. David and I hope your terrible grief can be soothed a little by the gift of music he left the world.

  22. Susan Teamey on December 8, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I was so saddened to read of the loss of your Gabe. I remember the happy, exhuberant little sixth grader he was in our class at Peterson–what an overwhelming loss for you. He was a wonderful little boy and I have never forgotten him. My thoughts and love go to you both.

    Susie Teamey
    Klamath Falls

  23. Candis on December 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Dear Family, I am deeply saddened by your devastating loss. We cannot begin to understand what you must be going through right now. I know that words could never take away your suffering. God genuinely cares about your broken hearts. (John 5:28) I pray that he provides you with the strength to endure and to be comforted by his loving future promise of a beautiful Paradise when we will be reunited with our loved ones again. (Revelation 21:4, 5) My prayers are with your family.

  24. Cindy Schmeck on December 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Wedge and Wanda I was so sorry to hear of Gabe’s passing. Such a wonderful young man. I remember his bright smile and kind heart. We will keep you in our prayers and have fond memories of Gabe’s. May God be with you

    Cindy schmeck

  25. Tim Charnon on November 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Wedge and Wanda– thinking of you both. I’m sure it was a hard week, but hopefully this year has also brought some healing. Enjoyed a track from Selah on the radio last night. Tim

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