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Obituary: Allen Edgar Owens

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9/8/34 ~ 9/16/03

SANDY, UT - <! > Allen Owens died suddenly on Tuesday of natural causes. He had just turned 69 years old.

Allen was born in Utica, NY on September 8th, 1934, the son of Frank and Lucille Owens. He later joined the Air Force and served for four years including time during the Korean War. He met his wife Catherine Cornett while at Ellington AFB, TX. They were married on June 5th, 1956. He later graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and spent his career working as an electrical engineer with computer communications systems from 1960 until his retirement in 2001. He had most recently worked for Enterasys in Salt Lake City.

Throughout his lifetime, Allen enjoyed working with computers, researching new things, artwork - painting, glasswork, tile work, photography, nature, swimming, and being involved with his family.

Allen is survived by his wife: Catherine, children Mark of Anchorage, AK; Dawn and husband John Thompson of Donahue, IA; along with their three children Cori, Seth, and Drew. He is also survived by two brothers, Phillip and David, and two sisters, Janet and Barbara, all of New York State.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 21, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. in the Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State St. where friends may call one hour prior to services. Cremation will follow the services and Allen's cremains will be placed in the Allen's Grove Cemetery in Donahue, Iowa at a later date.