A visitation will be held at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, for Edwyl “Edie” Owen, of Roswell, who passed away on Jan. 25, 2014. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
Edie was born on Aug. 29, 1915, in Montrose, Colo., to Benjamin and Opal (Macy) Stout. She graduated high school there and lived there for 25 years. She married Peter Garrity in 1947, in Topeka, Kan.
During her first marriage, she traveled all over Europe with her husband, who was in the Army. She loved to travel and spent several years overseas, before coming to Roswell in November of 1974. She married George Owen in 1982, in Roswell.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Junction City, Kan., White Shrine of Jerusalem, Social Order of Beauceant, a charter member of RSVP, a former member of the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary for over 30 years, Gold Star Wives of America, Roswell Masonic Widows, former member of Colorado City Rebekah, a Grey Lady with American Red Cross in Germany, Ariz., and California hospitals, and AARP, First Christian Church, and Ladies Guild.
She is survived by one niece; one nephew; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Owen, of Roswell; and several cousins in Colorado, California and Kansas. She has been preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and her brothers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to the Roswell Humane Society: 703 E. McGaffey St., Roswell, NM 88203.
Condolences may be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.