Allan Owens |

Allan Owens

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley for Allan R. Owens. Pastor Andy Owens will officiate. Mr. Owens, of Grass Valley, passed away Oct. 8 at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was 81.

Mr. Owens was born Jan. 28, 1926, to Nora Rivers Eden Owens and Edgar F. Owens in Galveston, Texas. He served in the United States Marine Corps between 1941 and 1943 as a private first class.

On Oct. 6, 1944, Mr. Owens married Audrey Bridgen in Alameda. He was a shop supervisor for the city of Alameda for 32 years. He was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and RPEA of California.

Mr. Owens is survived by his daughters Shirley A. Smith of Grass Valley, Susan A. Sundberg of San Jose, Kathleen K. Runge of Martinez, Pamela N. Owens of Grass Valley, Debra Costa of Grass Valley, Tanya Foster of Grass Valley, Chrissy L. Smith of Massachusetts and Veronica M. Smith of Colfax; sons Allan E. Owens of Sonora and Joshua C. Smith of Grass Valley; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey A. Owens, in 2001; mother, Nora Owens; father, Edgar Owens; brothers Wyman Owens and Harley O. Owens; niece, Joyce Owens; and son-in-law, Kim Sundberg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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