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Information for Earl Douglas Owen
17 September, 1899 - 20 February, 1984
The Idaho Press-Tribune
February, 1984

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Earl Owen
    Services for Earl Douglas Owen, 84, Middleton, who died Monday, Feb. 20, in a Boise nursing home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
    The Rev. Charles Chase of the Middleton First United Methodist Church will officiate.
    Interment will follow in the Middleton Cemetery with lodge rites by the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 39, AF & AM, Caldwell.
    He was born Sept. 17, 1899, at Caldwell, the eldest child of Leon and Mary Owen.  The family moved to Middleton in 1901 where they homesteaded.  He graduated from Middleton High School and married Helen Crockett of Middleton in 1927.  He worked for Sam Little Livestock Co. and the U.S. Forest Service prior to going to work for Idaho Power Co. in 1926.  He retired as a substation operator in 1965.
    He was a member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 39, Caldwell, and the El Korah Shriners.  He was on the Middleton City Council for 12 years and served as mayor of Middleton for eight years.
    He is survived by his wife of Middleton; a son, Richard of South Laguna Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Earlyne) Roark of Boise; three sisters, Wilma Davis of McCall, Virginia Brandt of Nyssa, Ore., and Zeda Gray of Nampa; a brother, Roger Owen of Meridian; two grandsons, Paul Owen of Moscow and Robert Roark of Boise; and two granddaughters, Eve DeLeon Guerreo of Boise and Rebecca Roark of Littleton, Colo.
    He was preceded in death by a brother.
    Memorials may be made to the Middleton First United Methodist Church building fund.
    Friends may call at the Flahiff Chapel of Caldwell on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.



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