Obituaries (12/08/2012)

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OWEN – Bill Lee Owen, 71, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Mogollon, on Aug. 19, 1941, to Roy L. and Lucy L. (Turner) Owen. Bill was a rancher and worked in construction for many years. He was known by his fellow workers as “Paddlewheel Bill.” His work took him to Texas, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Bill was an avid hunter and loved to fish. After retiring in 1991, he moved to San Antonio, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary; and his grandson Brandon Hewitt. Bill is survived by his children: Wesley Owen and wife, Debbie; Corey Owen and husband, Bear; Shannon Owen and wife, Jodie; Peggy Owen and husband, Pete; and Brandy Owen and husband, Kendall; stepchildren: Gregory Orona and wife, Patty; Randy Orona and wife, Pam; Robert Orona and wife, Kim; and Sam Orona; his sister Anzanetta Owen; grandchildren: Nicole Zarate; John Owen and wife, Amber; Laura Juberigan and husband, Brian; Megan Owen; Tyrell Owen; Greg Sanchez and wife, Rachel; Stacy Owen and wife, Marlene; Sara Owen; Chris Owen; Kayla Moore; Harold Tharp and wife, Melanie; Missy, Jenny, Christopher, Shane, Carson and Kamy Orona; and 13 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Bill’s care has been entrusted to the care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield Street, Socorro, NM 87801; 835-1530.