Dateline: June 28, 2007

Ellen Jane Arnold Owen, 84, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, in Amarillo.   Services were held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Lance Wood, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial was held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, Okla., with Johnny Wray, Life Line Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Owen was born March 28, 1923, in Lindsay, Okla., to Harvey and Ruth Tooten Arnold. She was a resident of the Chickasha and Verden, Okla., area most of her married life and had lived in Clarendon since July 2005. She married Wesley Odell “Shorty” Owen on October 6, 1938, in Lawton, Okla.. He was a contractor in the Chickasha area most of his life. Mrs. Owen had been an active volunteer in the Girl Scout and Brownie organizations much of her life. She was a member of the Verden Senior Citizens Association and was very involved in most of their activities. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church in Verden, OK.

Mrs. Owen was preceded in death by her husband on December 7, 1995; a daughter, Jean Arnold on September 7, 2002; and her sister, Norma Taylor in 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Susie Dale and husband Frank of Howardwick; four grandchildren, Joe Kerby of Salado, Karla Fowler of Oklahoma City, Sherry Lyons of Amarillo, Frankie Dale of Amarillo; ten great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family requests memorials be to the American Cancer Society.



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