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Christine L. Owens July 24, 1950 - January 10, 2024

Christine L. Owens, age 73, died on January 10th, 2024 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.  Christine was born on July 24th, 1950 to a loving family in Sandusky, Ohio.  During her childhood, she spent time in Ohio, Florida, and Alabama before enlisting in the Air Force in 1968. Christine served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, where she met Thomas (Tom) J. Owens Jr., whom she married on May 16th, 1970.   She enjoyed and thrived in her military service, and quickly attained the rank of Sgt.  Soon after, Tom and Christine welcomed their first child, daughter Tracy, in 1971.  Christine completed her time as an active-duty service member and turned her attention to the growing family.  Tom and Christine added two sons, Timothy in 1975 and Thomas in 1983.  They continued their journey as a military family, with assignments taking them across the globe from Japan to Colorado and including stops in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Germany along the way.

Christine was a loving and dedicated Wife, Mother, Grandmother (“Grandma”), Great-Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, and Friend.  As a military service member and spouse, Christine understood the need to adapt and persevere.  She embraced new challenges and made lifelong friendships along the way.  She and Tom worked hard to provide for their kids and give them opportunities to pursue various extra-curricular activities.  Christine also found joy in working in the special education field, developing strong bonds with many students, parents, and staff over the years.

Christine is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Thelma Teague, and her husband, Tom, to whom she was married for 49 years.  They served their country, raised a family together, and now rest peacefully together.  Christine and Tom are survived by their three children, Tracy (Chris) Fries, Tim (Joy) Owens, and Tom (Megan) Owens, ten grandchildren – Christoffer (Kristin), Brendon (Erin), Noah, Emma, Sophia, Ava, Jonah, Teah, Matthew and Michael, and two great-grandchildren – Rylee and Christoffer.

Christine is also survived by a large and loving extended family in her hometown of Huron, Ohio as well a community of beloved friends from her military family and the many years she dedicated to working in public education.

A funeral service will be held on January 30th, 2024 at 9:30am, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service at Bowman Funeral located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay, Garden City, Idaho with military honors to follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or Ronald McDonald House.

 

A funeral service will be held on January 30th, 2024 at 9:30am, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service at Bowman Funeral located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay, Garden City, Idaho with military honors to follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

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    Karen Knight says

    Sending condolences to the family.
    Will miss Chris. We became friends in Colorado Springs playing bunko. We were very mischievous together along with our friend Lisa. I know she had a rough time with health issues for years and especially after Tom passed away so glad she is reunited with the love of her life and no longer in pain. Love you Chris

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    Michelle Majoy-Wagner says

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Terry Brennan says

    Dear Tracy, Tim and Tom

    Your mom was a great friend and did so much to help my Teddy overcome his learning disabilities. I will miss talking with her, we spoke at least once a week. She was so proud of all three of you. I have so many fond memories of our times together in Germany, Colorado and Idaho. She got me addicted to double mocha with whipped cream from Dutch Brothers. She no longer has pain and she has a new body. Rest in peace dear Chris. Love you Terry

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    Mary says

    Tracy, Tim, and Tommy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother loved you all so much and was so proud of all your accomplishments in your careers and as spouses/parents. Chris and I have been friends for 40 years since we worked together in a school in Germany. She had a caring and warm heart for special needs children. So glad she is pain free and united with your dear father. Chris is gone but will never be forgotten. Wish that I could be there with you for the service. Please call me if you need anything.
    Love,
    Mary Cummings Peterson

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    Marlene Bilhardt says

    Your Mom was so proud of you Kids! The last 3 years of her life was very hard on her. I remember the day she called me when Tom passed. So happy for her to be reunited with him. We might have lost You Chris, but have gained an Angel to watch over us from above. The memories, laughter and tears will never be forgotten. You will be forever loved

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In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or Ronald McDonald House.