Ida "Fern" Owens
Ida Fern Owens, age 97, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Ida, always known as Fern, was born in Utah to Hannah and Albert Anderson on February 6, 1916. She was the sixth child of eight, and the last surviving member of her family. She married the love of her life, Charles Barnhart, when she was seventeen years old and had four children. She was preceded in death by Charles, and later married Gilbert Owens who had two sons.
Fern is survived by her five children, Carol Evans, Eugene (Nancy) Barnhart, Charlene Kunz, Chuck Barnhart, Richard (Lisa) Owens, and Ronald Owens. She has twelve grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She loved her family and was greatly loved by them.
Fern was a wonderful mother, a beautiful seamstress, and a meticulous homemaker. Following Charles' death, she was also the first woman executive of the Buick division of General Motors
. She loved to cook, play golf, read, and create a loving home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Relyea Funeral Chapel. A viewing will be held at Relyea Funeral Chapel from 10-10:45 a.m. on Thursday prior to the services. Interment will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery.