Mark Andrew "Andy" Owings, 53, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2014, in Klamath Falls, Ore. A life celebration service will be at the Steen Sports Park Baseball Complex on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 5 p.m. Private cremation was at Eternal Hills Funeral Home. The family requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers be given to the Steen Sports Park. Andy was born Sept. 24, 1960, to Ronald and Barbara Ann Elliott Owings in Klamath Falls. He grew up in Klamath Falls, beginning his sports career in Little League Baseball. Andy excelled at baseball and played for Klamath Union High School and the Klamath Falls Falcons. After graduation from high school, he was drafted into the Philadelphia Phillies organization, where he made it to AA baseball. In 1982, he married Debbie Fletcher; that marriage ended. After living in Salem, Ore., and Washington, he returned to Klamath Falls in the early 2000s and, after ending his logging career, owned his own landscaping business. In 2008, he married Tina Valentine. He was a member of the 4x4 Off Road Club and 4x4 Fabworks. He enjoyed rock crawling, mudding, fishing, hunting, golfing, camping and being with his family. His favorite things were his Jeep, crawler, dog chemo, fishing and sports. He was a member of the Klamath Union High School Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Tina Owings; children, Kami Pena, Dustin "Drew" Owings, and Mark Owings Jr.; step-daughters, Jodi, Connie, Carrie and Jessica; mother, Barbara Cross; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhonda and Berry Kessinger and Brenda and John Klimeck; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Yvonne Owings Jr.; grandchildren, Hailey, Cameron, Damien, Trinity, Riley, Gage, Anna, Alexa, Dillengen, Madisin, Levi, and one on-the-way baby, Andie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39 Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News on Aug. 19, 2014