Edward Watkins, 87, died May 18 in Milwaukie. There will be a private funeral Mass Wednesday, May 27, at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie.

Mr. Watkins was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Tillamook to Ford and Marjorie Watkins. He graduated from Mount Angel Seminary and the Northwestern School of Law. After serving in the U.S. Army, he spent six years as a special agent for the FBI. He then worked for the state of Alaska as a securities examiner until his retirement, about 1998, when he returned to Portland.

Mr. Watkins was a member of St. Michael Parish in Portland since his return to Oregon.

He is survived by his siblings, Holy Names Sister Marian Watkins of Portland and Carol DaValle of San Diego, CA, Robert Watkins of The Dalles; several nieces and nephews and their children.