Owen Shugars

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  • "Dear Dixie, I remember fondly meeting you and Owen in ..."
    - Elliott Krash
  • "Hi Dixie, I have known the Sugars family since they lived..."
    - Wanda & Jack Deilks
  • "We've known Owen and Dixie for many years. Their friendship..."
    - Earl Hall
  • "Uncle Owen was a dear man who will be missed by everyone..."
    - Lynn Carmicle
  • "It is comforting to know that Owen's work growing..."
    - Betty Jean and Leon Hisle
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Owen K. Shugars of Haiku, Maui, Hawaii passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at home under the care of Hospice of Maui. He was 83. He was born on Nov. 26, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio to W.K. And Vera Huntsman Shugars. Owen grew up on a farm near Liberty and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He was trained at Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Gunter AF Base, Montgomery, Ala. He served four years during the Korean War and was discharged as Staff Sergeant in the Dental Laboratory at Travis AF Base, California. He entered the University of Kentucky, earning a degree in agricultural economics and going on to USDA graduate school and the University of Maryland while working at the Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. In 1985, he retired from federal service after 29 years and moved to Maui to grow sweet corn in Haiku, making many friends and loving the year-round warm climate. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dixie Fair Shugars of Maui; a son, Greg (and Kristina) Shugars of Haiku, Maui; a daughter, Susan (and Stephen) Darner of Centreville, Va.; and five grandchildren, Dylan Lazo, Eliot and Callan Darner, and Maya and Riley Shugars. Owen is also survived by a brother, John D. (and Carolee) Shugars of Liberty and is predeceased by brothers William (Chris) Shugars of Maysville, and Dr. Jonas Patterson (and Sue) Shugars of Lexington. He is survived by several dearly loved nieces and nephews. Private arrangements are planned to be held in Liberty at a later date. Our family especially appreciates the loving care given by Hospice Maui and the thoughtfulness of the Ballard Funeral Home staff. He is, and will always be, with us.
Published in The Casey County News on Nov. 13, 2013
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