May 9, 1941 –
April 1, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marlene Owens, on April 1, 2012, surrounded by family.
Survived by husband Ken Owens; brother Jerry (Jan); children Tim (Pamela), Lori (Murray), Lisa, Jeanne (Rob), Jackie (Karl), Ken Jr. (Tanya), Cindy, and Cheryl (James); and grandchildren Kara (Kyle), Marcus, Nolan, Brandon, Derek, Andreas, Anna, Natasha, Haley, Taylor, Tatum, Nico, Briana, Annalee, Jett, Ryland, Liam, Tyson, and Quinton; as well as many other family members and friends.
She is predeceased by her parents Emily and Herb Horner.
Marlene was born in Vancouver in 1941 and moved to Ashcroft in 1967. In 1974, she met Ken and they were married on February 13, 1976 and happily resided in Ashcroft.
Marlene lived for her children, grandchildren, friends and family and always put them first. She loved all of her Facebook friends and always kept in touch with them while traveling. She always looked forward to her and Ken’s snow birding trips down to Palm Springs, but was always just as excited to return home in the spring. Marlene loved the outdoors, especially catching baseball games while down south, and took great joy in travelling to the cabin – her and Ken’s home away from home. She loved planting her garden and tending to her fish pond.
The family would like to express their thanks to the nurses and staff on 7 and 5 North at the Royal Inland Hospital, as well as the nurses and staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Summit Drive Baptist Church, 1975 Summit Dr., Kamloops, BC, on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Marlene’s name to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9.
“Keep your heart open.
It’s the only way to give and receive love.”