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Name Publication Date Source
Owen, Ann
Wednesday, January 4, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)

At her home near Crow at 4 a.m. Jan. 4, 1910 [1911], Mrs. Ann Owen, aged 66 years.  She went to bed the night before in her usual health but was found dead this morning.  She has been in ill health for a long time, but death was not expected so soon.  She was the widow of the late Jason Owen, and was a pioneer of this county.  She leaves the following sons: W. A. Owen, Norris Owen and Jason Dale Owen, all of Lane county.  She was widely known and had many friends in this county who will be pained to learn of her death.  The funeral will be held at the Gordon chapel in Eugene Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock; and the remains will be interred beside those of her husband in the Masonic cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. H. W. Davis, of the Baptist church.  Friends of the family are invited to attend the services.  A suitable obituary sketch will be published later.
Owen, Ann Thursday, January 5, 1911
The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR)
The funeral of Mrs. Ann Owen, who died at her home near Crow early yesterday morning, was held at the Gordon chapel in Eugene this afternoon and the remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery.
Owen, Carl
Wednesday, February 24, 1960
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
OWEN – Carl F. Owen, age 84, passed away at his home at Disston, Oregon Tuesday, February 23, 1960.  Complete obituary will be announced later by Mills Mortuary of Cottage Grove.
Owen, Doris
Thursday, May 16, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The graveside service will be held today, May 16, for Doris Diess Owen of Albany, formerly of Harrisburg, who died May 13 of age-related causes. She was 89.

Owen was born Sept. 18, 1912, in Brownsville to Lincoln and Carrie Diess Overton. She married Truman Owen in Vancouver, Wash., on Aug. 29, 1939. He died in 1982.

She graduated from Brownsville High School in 1930. Owen was a homemaker and she enjoyed flowers, traveling and sewing. She was a member of Lake Creek Grange.

Owen lived in the Harrisburg area until six years ago, when she moved to Albany.

Survivors include a daughter, Trudy Langmade of Harrisburg; and one grandchild.

Today's service will be at 2 p.m. at Union Point Cemetery in Brownsville. Fisher Funeral Home in Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
Owen, Henry
Tuesday, January 9, 1900
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)

Another of Oregon’s early pioneers has passed to the Great Beyond. Henry C. Owen died at his residence on Eleventh street, January 9, at 2:06 a.m., aged 77 years, 3 months and 22 days, after suffering several months from kidney disease.  He leaves four sons and one daughter.  J. W. and Clay Owen, of Monroe, Benj. A. and Nesmith Owen, of Lane county, and Mrs. Henrietta Mansfield, who with her husband ate running a newspaper at Nampa, Idaho.

Mr. Owen was born in Lexington, Missouri, September 18, 1822, and arrived in Oregon in 1844, coming across the plains with the late ex-Senator J. W. Nesmith, and the late Norris Humphrey, St.  He settled first at Rickreall, in Polk county, and was married to his first wife, Miss Elizabeth Nicholls, at that place, in 1848.  He came to Lane county to reside in 1851, and settled on Spencer creek, where he still owns 3000 acres of land.  His first wife died in the 50’s. In 1869 he married his second wife, Mrs. Henry Vanduyne, who died several years ago.  His brothers, William, Benjamin and Jason Owen at still remembered by many of our citizens.  Three of his old-time
particular friends and associates for years still remain behind, but in due course of time will also follow; Ex-Governor Whiteaker, Henry O. Hadley and John Cogswell, all of Eugene.

At one time Mr. Owen had large interests in the sheep business in California.  While in that state he was one of the early pioneers who so fiercely fought the Indians at Fort Sutter near Sacramento, California.

For years he was a prominent character in the politics of the state, and from the early 60s to the 80’s was present at every session of the state legislature, and was generally known as Saint Owen, the Swamp Angel.  He got this appellation by being connected with and owning nearly all the swamp land in the state at one time.  Many was the joke perpetrated at this genial gentleman’s expense over his acquiring these lands, which he always enjoyed immensely.  It was said when in the rush of applicants for this land, he won by a few minutes, and this was the description he files: “All the swamp land lying from the summit of the Cascade mountains to the Pacific ocean on the west, and from the northern line of California to the Columbia river on the north, and from the Cascade summit to the boundary of Idaho on the east, and from the northern line of California and Nevada on the south to the boundary between Oregon and Washington on the north.” About the year 1885 he sold his interest in these lands to Charles Felton, the California millionaire, and his associates.  Thereafter he lived quietly in Eugene until death overtook him.  He was known by nearly every prominent man in Oregon and Washington.

“Hen” Owen was a man esteemed by his associates.  He was genial and generous to a fault.  He was a true Oregonian and loved the country to which he so early emigrated.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from his late residence on Eleventh street to the Masonic cemetery.  It will be held under the auspices of Eugene lodge, No. 11, A.F. & A.M., of which he was a member so many years.
Owen, Iula
Tuesday, January 24, 1899
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died – Monday, Jan. 23, 1899, at the home of his parents about 15 miles west of Eugene, Iula the 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nod Owen.  The child died rather suddenly, having been ill but a very short time.
Owen, Ollie
Wednesday, January 18, 1978
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
OWEN - Ollie Eva Owen of 38879 McKenzie Hwy., Springfield died January 16, 1978 at a local hospital. She was born January 20, 1902 in Black Rock, Arkansas. She was married to John Owen May 5, 1923 in Coos Bay, Oregon. She was a housewife and had lived in the community for 7 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband, John; 3 sons and daughter-in-laws: Louis and Mable Owen of Harrisburg, Oregon, Bill and Delores Owen of Yuba City, Calif., Donald and LeVonne Owen of Yakima, Washington; 1 daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nadine) Hileman of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Klella Arnstoetter of Springfield. Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 19th at 2 pm in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Elder Dean Vaukessel of the Eugene Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Buell Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Owen, Zora
Tuesday, February 5, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL - The graveside service will be held Feb. 8 for Zora Mary Owen of Creswell, who died Feb. 3 of age-related causes. She was 86.

Owen was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Eugene to Ernest and Cammie Willian West. She married Robert Owen in Eugene on Oct. 22, 1933. He died in June 1972.

She graduated from Eugene High School. Owen was a homemaker and worked as a cook at McCoy's Pharmacy in Cottage Grove and as a meat wrapper at Rose Meat Locker in Cottage Grove. Owen was also one of the first cooks to work at Culp Creek Elementary School.

Her interests included crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, cooking and spending time with children. Owen was an active member of the Row River Sunshine Club. She lived in Dorena, Cottage Grove, La Pine and Springfield.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Raymond of Creswell; five sons, Ernie Owen of Cottage Grove, Carl Owen of Springfield, Tom Owen of Salem, David Owen of Lakeport, Calif., and Ross Turner of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Thomas West; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 10 a.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodside Assisted Living Center in Springfield.
Owens, Betty
Thursday, June 20, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial gathering will be held June 29 for Betty M. Owens of Eugene, who died June 15 of age-related causes. She was 76.

Owens was born July 8, 1925, in Portland to Charles and Bertha Jacobson Heintz. She attended high school in Valsetz, then moved to San Diego for a short time before moving to Eugene 56 years ago.

In 1976, she married Russell Owens in Reno, Nev.

Owens worked as an executive secretary and bookkeeper at a variety of companies.

Her interests included cooking, knitting, traveling, history and visiting ghost towns and the coast.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Pam Watkins of Eugene and Denise Taylor of Pendleton; a son, David Wooley of Elmira; two stepdaughters, Becky Carigan of Springfield and Susan Burgese of Eugene; two stepsons, Larry Owens of Bend and Jeff Owens of Cottage Grove; a sister, Janice Murphy of Redmond; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A grandson died previously.

The June 29 gathering will be held at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Owens, Esther Monday, January 29, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
OWENS - Esther Annabel Owens of 1375 Echo Hollow Road, Eugene, passed away January 27, 1979 at the age of 46. She was born April 29, 1932 in Cedarville, California. She had lived in the Eugene-Springfield area for 22 years. She was employed for the last year by Lane County as a tax assessor. She was a member of Westside Church of Christ and the Y.S.A., in which she was the financial secretary for a year. She is survived by 4 children: Becky Corgain of Springfield, Larry Owens, Sue Orem and Jeff Owens, all of Eugene; 2 brothers: Daniel Benner of Roseburg and Lt. Cmdr. William J. Benner of Tracy, California; a sister, Dorothy Bollenbocher of Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 30, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 3745 West 11th, Eugene, Pastor Mel Moss of the Coburg Open Bible Church officiating. Cremation was held in Chapel of Memories Crematorium. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Owens, Viola
Thursday, July 1, 1943
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)

Mrs. Viola Owens of Cheshire died in Eugene Tuesday, June 29, 1943. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, April 15, 1868 and moved to Oregon in 1935. She is survived by three children, Mrs. D.E. Turpin of Cheshire, Mrs. Charles Swift of Monroe and Robert of Junction City. Funeral services will be held at the Franklin Church at Cheshire, Thursday, July 1, at 3 o'clock with Phil Bartholomew in charge.
Ownbey, Lotus
Thursday, February 14, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Lotus I. Ownbey of Eugene died Jan. 26 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Ownbey was born Nov. 9, 1911, in Enterprise to Samuel and Angie Lovell. She married Floyd Ownbey in Milton-Freewater in September 1929. He died previously.

She grew up in Enterprise and lived in Portland and La Grande before moving to Eugene in 1993.

She was a homemaker and an avid walker whose interests included reading the Bible and homeopathic journals. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She attended Baptist churches in La Grande and Eugene.

Survivors include five daughters, Lorene DeMoss of La Grande, Jean Curtis of Swisshome, Virginia Bartlett of Portland, Louise Stukey of Newberg and Violet Bolton of Vancouver, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for Sept. 15 on the Imnaha River. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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