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OWENS, Robert D.
OWENS, Robert D. Born June 19, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri and left us on March 22, 2013, in Vancouver, Wash. Bob is survived by his wife Carol Owens, his brother Wayne Owens, his seven children Christopher Owens of Austin, Texas, Elizabeth Owens Girouard of San Luis Obispo, Calif., John Owens of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Theresa Owens Beals of Mesa, Ariz., Sandi Owens Pinney of Roseville, Calif., Bobbi Owens Keay of Lancaster, Calif., and Robert Owens MT of Pleasant, Utah, 15 grandchildren and two step-children, Sara Giba of Seattle, Wash., and James Giba of Portland, Ore. He is preceded in death by his father Clifford Wayne Owens his mother Marguerite Louis Crider and his brother Don Owens. Bob graduated from the Univer- sity of Missouri where he played football and always talked about how President Harry S. Truman spoke at his graduation. He received his Masters degree in Teaching from UCLA, and took some graduate classes at USC where it was always his dream to play football. Bob was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He moved to the Antelope Valley in August of 1956, where he was very active in the community working for the AV High School District for 30 years, and serving on the AV School Board as well as President of the Lancaster Rotary Club. He served as Principal of Palmdale High School and Quartz Hill High School and Vice Principal at AV High School. After he retired from the AV High School District, he moved to Spokane, Wash., and later relocated to Vancouver, Wash. He was a world traveler and loved to talk about history and genealogy with anyone who would listen. He was a descendant of William Bradford and a member of the William Bradford Society. Bob was laid to rest Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in the Willamette National Cemetery, where he received full military honors.

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