Byrn Watson, President of the IWCA from 2006 to 2012, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 19, 2017 after a short illness.
Byrn, and his wife JoAnne, joined Bob Sutton in the early days of the IWCA to assist in the administrative side. A staunch supporter of the association he dedicated many hours to furthering the art of wildfowl carving and was always trying to find new ways to promote it.
For many years he was closely involved in the organization and funding of the California Open Show, and in more recent years – after their move from California to Washington State – with the Columbia Flyway Show.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Byrn on Sunday, April 9th at 3:00PM at Jackson Prairie Church in South Chehalis, WA.
Our thoughts are with JoAnne and their family at this time.