George Ivan Owens
1949 - 2020
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George Ivan Owens – died peacefully on May 23, 2020 went to be with the Lord at the age of 71. Born in Maryland on February 1, 1949, to the late Luvear E. Sr. and Nellie M. (Howard) Owens. Born in Westminster, Maryland, George was the seventh child born to their union. He received his formal education from the schools in Carroll County Maryland. He married his loving wife Portia Owens in 1971. George worked for Western Maryland College and then he found one of his passions in the advertising department Carroll County Times and the Baltimore Sun where he would retire. After retiring he was the host at Applebee's in Westminster, MD. George loved music and he played for many organizations. He was the choir director for his former home church Gospel Spreading Church in Union Bridge MD and for Straw Bridge United Methodist Church New Windsor MD. In 2013 he became a Catholic and made his home church Sacred Heart of Mary in Baltimore MD. He was an active member and always ready to volunteer. George played the piano for Veltralor, a singing group featuring his sister Velecha (Lisa), and nieces Tracie and Lori. He even played for the clarinet in the Happy am I band in Washington, DC. Throughout the years, he also played in local bands the last one being "Just the two of us" playing gigs with his best friend Patty Adelong for over thirty years. George had an undying love for family and friends and his religion. He was a proud fan of the Baltimore Ravens. How he enjoyed watching football and he was also a history buff. George is predeceased by his parents, Luvear E. Sr. and Nellie M. Owens, brother, Eugene Owens, sisters Alma M. Owens and Velecha Robinson. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Portia Owens of Westminster, MD, daughters M. Fran Owens, of Rockville, MD, Barbara Fredericks and husband Frost of Westminster, MD, Anita Mowery Crawford of Baltimore MD, grandson, Tony Palmerino of Taneytown, MD, grandchildren Tristan, Ben, Brooklyn, and Hayden Palmerino, Zoey and Athena Fredericks. Siblings: Velma Green of New Windsor, MD, Luvear (Toni) Owens of Columbia, MD, Yvonne (Robert) Flowers of Detroit, MI, Thomas P. (Debra) Owens of Westminster, MD. And numerous nieces and nephews. And his best friends Patty Adelong and Randy Magruder. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you please send a donation to SEASONS Hospice Foundation 8537 Solution Center Chicago, IL 60677 Attn: Donation and Autumn Lake Health Care at Riverview 1 Eastern Blvd Essex, MD 21221 Attn Donation A memorial service will be held on a later date when we can gather safely.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jun. 9, 2020.
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August 7, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Deborah Engles
Coworker
July 30, 2020
George and I grew up together sang on the Gospel Spreading Choir together and shared many good laughs he will be greatly missed
Diana Jones DeMarr
Family
July 23, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Luvear E.Owens,Jr
Brother
June 15, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. I did not know Mr.Owens, but I've been friends with his daughter Fran, for many years. After the stories and the job both he and his wife did with Fran, he earned my respect.
Stay strong family, live and love in his memory.

Rest in Peace and ride on the wings of angels Mr. Owens
Hayden Weekes
Acquaintance
June 15, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. I did not know Mr. Owens, but I've been friends with his daughter Fran for many years. from the stories and the job he and his wife did with Fran, I came to know and respect him. Stay strong live and love in his memories.

Rest in Peace and ride on the wings of angels Mr. Owens
Hayden Weekes
Acquaintance
June 14, 2020
My condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Mr. Owens
Jacqueline Cussaac
June 13, 2020
I was shocked and so very heartbroken to hear the news of Georges passing. I am so very thankful that I had the honor and privilege to grow up with George playing sports, playing music, traveling even working together, but most of all and more importantly, serving and worshipping God together in church, those were the best times ever, it will always be a part of my life that I will never forget because it holds a very special place in my heart. George played the piano and guitar, Bill Jones played the saxophone, Clifford Smith played the bass guitar and bass horn and myself on the drums, if we were not playing sports, we would spend long evenings and nights playing and making music in the church and community at that time we were in-separable, I dont know how sis (Portia) would put up with us at times but she did with patients and a smile. I know that George was welcomed into the gates of Heaven by our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ which brings me comfort. To Portia, Francis, Barbara, Anita, and family, I offer my sincere condolences. May God and the caring love and thoughts from others help you to get through your sorrow. May you find rest and comfort in the love and hope of God, and others that surround you. My prayer is that you feel Gods love and comfort as you mourn the loss of George knowing that he is peacefully resting in the arms of our most powerful, loving, almighty God, knowing one day you will be united again for eternity in heaven praising and worshiping God. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Ernie Smith
Ernie Smith
Friend
June 12, 2020
Rest in Peace Uncle George. I'm glad we got to spend time together.. I love you

Lil Reba
Rebia
Family
June 12, 2020
Uncle George was one of my moms baby brothers. He was a shinning light in my life and I miss him. Continue to rest peacefully Unc. I love you always.
Maria Clements
Family
June 9, 2020
George was my SUPERMAN, I miss and love you dearly daddy
fran owens
Daughter
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