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Peggy Owens, 80, of Baker City, Oregon died Thursday, November 15, 2018. Peggy was able to have her final wish fulfilled by passing in the comfort of her own home. A traditional graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018~1:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception to be held immediately following the service.
Peggy was born January 20, 1938 to parents Edward and Mozell Bracken. She was born and raised in Corning, Arkansas.
On December 23, 1955 Peggy married the love of her life Sterlin Owens. They had four children.
From 1956 to 1957, Peggy lived in Toul France, while Sterlin was stationed in the Army. They later moved to St. Louis Missouri eventually settling down in Baker City, Oregon in 1960.
Peggy was the head cook at Brooklyn Elementary School for 20 years and she loved it.
While working full time and raising a family of four, she diligently pushed herself to earn her High School GED. One of Peggy’s memorable catch phrases was when she would say, “we’ll see” (which meant “no”).
Peggy loved to play card games of all kinds, especially Continental Rummy. She enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing Bingo, listening to county music and snowbirding in Arizona. Most of all she cherished being home with family.
Peggy will be remembered for being a caring, compassionate and giving person. She didn’t need material possessions, just the love and loyalty of all of her family. She was deeply loved and respected by us all.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Mozell Bracken; brothers Stan and Junior Bracken.
She is survived by her husband Sterlin Owens of 62 years; sons Dean and wife Julie Owens of Salem, Or., Rick and wife Wendy Owens of Baker City, Or.; daughters Cheris Owens of Portland, Or., Sue and husband Mike Erickson of North Bend, Or.; brothers Roy and Paul Bracken; sisters Liz Risley, Joyce McGrauhey, Margaret Elliott; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Peggy, the family suggests Heart n' Home Hospice or a charity of one's choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online Condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com