Maryvida G. "(Vi)" Owen(1925 - 2014)

Maryvida (Vi) G. Owen, 88, went to meet her maker on January 6, 2014. She was born on November 29, 1925 to wonderful parents Marvin Andrew Johnston and Emma Loucreta (Bentley) Johnston, who preceded her in death.

Vi married Weslie B. Owen on November 4, 1944. She was his receptionist and bookkeeper for many years, off and on, while he practiced General Dentistry in Hereford, Texas from 1957 to 1992 when they retired to Ruidoso, NM. Vi was a gourmet cook, loved gardening and spent many years doing both. She was preceded in death by their oldest son, Jimmy Dale Owen, who passed away in 1997. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Claude, Leon, and Emil Johnston; a sister Euleta Johnston; sister-in-law, Edith Johnston.

Vi is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, one son, Wesley N. Owen and wife Melinda of Fort Worth, Texas. Also, one grandson, Jason W. Owen and his wife Amy of Austin, Texas and one great granddaughter, Carter; daughter in law, Sue Owen of Portland, Maine; her sister in law, Pam Johnston, of Pasadena, California and Rosemary Johnston of Plano, Texas.

No services are planned at this time. She will be cremated and entombed in the Presbyterian Columbarium in Ruidoso, NM, the place most close to Heaven on Earth.

Published in Ruidoso News from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8, 2014