Obituary: Patricia C. Owen

Obituary: Patricia C. Owen

By / Obituaries / الأربعاء, 24 حزيران/يونيو 2015 04:00

Patricia C. Owen (1935 – 2015), longtime resident of Kure Beach, NC, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving children on June 10 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by her four children, Mark Owen (Karen) of Safety Harbor, FL, Sarah Lawrence Feiock (Gerry) of Churchville, NY, Dorothy Arrowood (Jim) of Havre de Grace, MD, and Joan Denney (Mike Edmondson) of Wilmington, NC, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who adored her.  
She was a native Tar Heel, born in Chapel Hill, NC to Victor and Gradie Cook. Pat (known as Sally-Pat to her childhood friends) trained to become an X-Ray technician at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. She continued her training in New York City where she met Gary Owen, who lived across the street while attending Columbia University. They were inseparable and as one for 54 years until Gary passed in 2011. Pat was published in Life magazine in May 1956 for an award-winning x-ray study of the internal geometry of seashells. She moved around as her family grew, living in New York, New Jersey and Virginia until finally coming home to North Carolina in 1990 for a wonderful life of retirement near the sea.
Pat was a refined southern belle, a devoted wife and mother, a talented artist, a cat enthusiast, and a lifelong lover of the ocean and sea life. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held on August 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Kure Memorial Lutheran Church, 117 N. 3rd Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by check to The North Carolina Aquarium Society and sent by mail to 3125 Poplarwood Court, Suite 160, Raleigh, NC 27604. In the memo line please put In Memory of Pat Owen, and that will ensure the funds find their way to our Fort Fisher Aquarium.
Condolences to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel

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