East Lansing - Faylene passed away February 1, 2018, surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Lawrence Owen, and her sister, Sherry Kaye. Faylene was most proud of her 3 children, Cindy (Steven) Hughey, Marc Curtis, and Susan Owen; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer (Eric) Ross, Eric (Robyn) Hughey, and Jack Owen; and 3 great-grandchildren, Isla Ross, Gavin Ross, and Cooper Hughey.
Faylene had a remarkable career in business; community and public service; and politics. She founded her own marketing and government relations business and served as Trustee of Michigan State University for eight years. Faylene also was known as one of the country's premier fundraisers, working for President Bill Clinton and Governor Jim Blanchard, as well as Chair of the Sparrow Hospital Foundation, Director of the MSU Hillel Student Center, and as a Director of Child Abuse Prevention Services, among many other causes.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lester and Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center, 360 Charles St., East Lansing, MI 48823. www.msuhillel.org
. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.
Published by Lansing State Journal from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2018.