Age 65, passed away on December 11, 2012. He was born on January 24, 1947 in Heavener, OK, to Claud and Freda Owens. Gary was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed the great outdoors. His claim to fame was to entertain with tall tales and jokes. One of his main goals was to keep everyone laughing and the party going. Gary also proudly served his county as a Marine in the Vietnam War. In Gary’s retirement years he lived at the childhood homeplace which he dearly loved. He is survived by his daughter, Dori Owens; brother, Larry (Carole) Owens; sisters: Gaila Northman; Donna (David Queva) Wilhelm; Mavis (Denny) Maier; and close friend Ava Crow; along with numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; and nephews. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Freda Owens; brother, Darwin Owens.
His memorial was held at the Owens homeplace in Riddle OR. on September 14, 2013, with family, friends, and Marine buddies from Vietnam.