Donald J. Owens

donald owens

August 23, 1938 ~ May 1, 2016

Resided in: Rye, CO

Donald 'Don' J. Owens, passed on to the Lord's cattle drive in the sky on May 1, 2016. Born August 23, 1938. Preceded in death by parents, Guy Francis and Anna Mae (Kelly) Owens; sisters, Theresa and Kayleen. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Winnie; children, Zane Owens and Rochelle Harmon; sisters, Patricia and Jacque; brothers, Charles, Francis, Bob and Johnny. Don and Winnie moved to Rye Feb. 12, 1966. Don grew up ranching and studied electrical engineering, served as Sheriff's Deputy from 1974 to 1976, 35 years as a volunteer with Rye Fire Protection District and finished his career at CF&I as an electrician, retiring after 15 years. Viewing at 12 p.m. (noon) followed by the service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Valley Community Church, 4253 Mercantile St., Colorado City. Reception to follow service. Memorials may be made direct to Rye Fire Protection District, PO Box 19190, Colorado City, CO 81019 or Greenhorn Valley Players, PO Box 424, Rye, CO 81069. Online condolences,

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  1. Winnie, Zane, Rochelle and Richard. We are so sorry to hear this news. We always enjoyed the times we spent with Don and Winnie and he will be missed.

  2. Winnie- so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him at the dental office. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Winnie, I’m so saddened to learn of Don’s passing. I extend my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you, Zane and Rochelle. May God bless and comfort each of you.

  4. So sorry for loss Winnie,Zane and Rochelle. May God keep you all comforted in this sad time. We are praying for you all. God bless you all.
    We love you .
    Mike and Tammy Galpin

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