Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park
1700 E. Whitestone
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 259-1610
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THOMAS ODELL OWEN Thomas Odell Owen was born July 26, 1927 in Chillicothe, Texas to Fannie (Whitehead) and James David Owen. He grew up on cotton farms in the Texas panhandle and Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He graduated from high school in Edinburg, Texas. At age 17, he joined the U.S Navy and saw action in the Pacific at the end of WWII, first on a troop transport ship, then on an amphibious group command ship. He worked for AT&T for 37 years and raised his families in the Rio Grande Valley and the Houston area. He enjoyed retirement with his wife, Mary, in Crystal Beach, Texas and Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Thomas Odell Owen was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, James Burl Owen and Buford Jack Owen, his sister, Lois Lorene Owen Card, and daughter, Debra Antoinette Feldhacker. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Jean Owen, sons Ron (Leticia) Owen, Larry Owen, James (Sue) Owen, Wade (Kim) Owen, and daughters Debra (Randall) Moe and Mary (Christopher) Bryan. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Thomas Odell Owen passed away on March 28, 2013 at St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Mary, by his side. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 4007 CR 416, Granite Shoals, Texas on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 11am. Arrangements entrusted to Beck Funeral Home, 1700 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas, 78613, (512) 259-1610. On-line registry at Sign the guest book at
Published in The Monitor on Mar. 30, 2013
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