Lois Newby Owen, 94, Orange
Lois Newby Owen of Orange, TX passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 24, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on June 23, 1924 in Wichita Falls, TX.
Her father, Rewel Newby, was an Assembly of God Pastor, and her mother cared for their seven children. Lois was second from the youngest and the last to take her Heavenly Flight.
She met her husband Tedd Collins Owen in Cache, OK, and they married on February 7, 1943. They had a son, Larry Paul, and a daughter, Mary Janelle. Tedd went into the ministry shortly after they were married, and he and Lois pioneered churches in Oklahoma and Missouri. Lois worked at Sears & Roebuck as well as various rest homes and eventually owned and operated her own business, “Lois Owen Retirement Residences” in Odessa, Texas successfully for over 30 years. After she retired, she and Tedd bought an RV and went to Southeast Texas to help their grandchildren with the Hurricane Rita cleanup and made that their permanent residence.
After Tedd passed away eleven years ago Lois made her home at Optimist Village where she loved all her friends, neighbors and staff there and would always say if she could live any place in the world, it would be right there!
She was a sacrificial caregiver, an encouraging friend and a very much loved mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an unrelenting intercessor who taught and showed us that Jesus is the Best Friend you’ll ever have and indeed he has been for all of us. Her legacy lives on.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kim Owen of Greenacres, Washington and her daughter and son-in-law, Janelle and David Allen of Orange, Tx. She is also survived by her six grandchildren who gave her immense joy in her heart; Jeremiah Jordan and Lori Rangel of Austin, Tx, Candice and Bryon Beers and Aaron and Christina Vanover all of Orange, TX, Jessica Burris of San Angelo, Tx, Jamie and Brandon Russell and Nicole Whiting, all of Greenacres, Washington and eleven great grandchildren who always kept a smile on her face, Brooke and Austin Whiting, Brody and Jordan Russell, Megan and Jacob Beers, Jesee Jaymes Vanover, Nathan, William and Matthew Olszewski and Samantha Burris.
She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.