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Ronald Carey Owsley

Ronald Carey Owsley 1974 ~ 2006 Our beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. Ronald Carey Owsley was born on May 15, 1974 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a gentle loving child from the start. He sprinkled joy, laughter, and unconditional love wherever he went. Carey graduated from Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City in 1992. While attending high school he played the drums and the trombone and was active in the Jazz Band. Growing up he attended Cottonwood Presbyterian Church; he was active in the Boy Scouts and church Youth Group. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's of Science in Middle East Studies and Philosophy. While attending the University of Utah Carey studied abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After completing university, Carey joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served two-plus years in the Republic of Armenia. Through his service in the Peace Corps Carey worked as a teacher of English as well as working on small enterprise opportunities for the local community of Martuni, Armenia. Carey has innumerable friends in Armenia. While serving in Armenia Carey met the love of his life. Lisa. They enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world and enjoyed pondering the meaning of the moon. Upon returning from the Peace Corps, Carey and Lisa made a home in Gallup, New Mexico where Carey taught at Kennedy Middle School teaching 6th grade students math, science, and social studies. During this time Carey completed a Masters Degree in Education from the University of New Mexico. On December 12, 2003 Carey rejoiced at the birth of his son Elliott Douglas. Carey is survived by his wife Lisa, his son Elliott, his mother Connie, his father Ronald, his brother and wife Ryan and Heather Owsley along with their children Abby and Jessica, his brother Tyler and a mountain of incredible special relatives and friends. Services will be held 11 a.m. at Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St. Murray, UT Sat., Nov. 25th 2006. In lieu of flowers a trust fund has been set up for Carey's son, Elliot Owsley, at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank. "For what is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek GOD unencumbered?"

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2006
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