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Donald G. Owens



Don Owens was born in Mason City, now Coulee Dam, Wash., on January 4, 1938, and died unexpectedly on Monday, January 13, 2014. He spent his childhood in Coulee Dam and graduated from Washington State University in 1961 with a degree in accounting. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army. Don moved to Seattle and went to work for Peterson Sullivan and Company. He spent his entire career with that firm and retired as a senior partner. Don married Helen in 1965; they had two children, David and Donna.

Don loved the outdoors-fishing, hunting and skiing. He and Helen made many trips to Alaska on their boat and enjoyed scuba diving trips all over the world. Don was a modest man who will be missed for his quiet generosity, his quick and mischievous wit and his consistent love and loyalty.

Don is survived by his wife, Helen; children, David (Deneall) Owens and Donna (Jason) Berry; his sister, Jean Knight; grandchildren, Connor, Cameron and Conrad; niece, Laura and nephews, Don and Doug. Don was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sarah Owens.

A memorial service was held for Don on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE Mercer Island, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Union Gospel Mission or The Wounded Warrior Project.

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