Owen, Jean Givens

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Jean Givens Owen, of Pearisburg and Virginia Beach, Va., born December 9, 1932, in Pearisburg, Va., died on April 15, 2009, in Virginia Beach, where she had lived since 1965. She was the daughter of the late John H. and Winnie J. Givens. She was predeceased by her siblings, T. Cale Givens, Mildred Johnston, Nina Givens, and Helen Givens.

She is survived by her sister, Anna Lee Williams; and her brother and his wife, John Harvey Givens Jr. and Gertrude P. (Perk) Givens, of Pearisburg. Jean was married to the late Gordon K. Owen for 26 years. Together they raised three sons, the Rev. G. Keith Owen II (Monica), Steven G. Owen (Becky), and the late LCpl. J. Bruce Owen, USMC. Jean adored her four grandchildren, Lyndsay R. Owen, Alison W. Owen, Joshua T. B. Owen, and Rachel G. Owen.

There will be a celebration of her life and ministries at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Va., 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider making gifts to the Endowment Fund of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Givens Funeral Home of Pearisburg, Va., and H.D. Oliver Funeral Home of Virginia Beach, Va.