RONALD CLAUDE OWENS, 73, of Little Rock, passed away June 20, 2014. Born June 29, 1940 in Kenmare, N.D. to Earl H. and Irene McGillvary Owens, he was retired after 20 years from the U.S. Air Force and after 20 years with Quest Diagnostics. He was a member of Otter Creek Community Church. Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Martha Crawford Owens; daughters, Beth Marie Owens Ferguson and husband, Tim of Louisville, Ky. and Bridget Irene Owens Atkins and husband, Allen "Turtle" of Little Rock; brothers, Carl Owens of California, Loren Owens of Crosby, N.D. and Kenny Owens of Williston, N.D.; sisters, Marcia Owens of Bowbells, N.D. and Brenda Niess of Minot, N.D.; three granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Otter Creek Community Church. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., (501)224-2200. Mr. Owens' online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
Published June 22, 2014