In Memory Of Marjorie Lois (Long) Owens
The morning we received the sad news about Marge Owens,
we envisioned a black curtain down in front of us and we were not going forward without her. Marge was born in
Washington, D.C. to Emery Beachley and Lois Hall Long. She
was a life long resident in Smith Creek, MI. She married Glenn E. Owens, Dec. ll., 1948 in Edmonton, Alberta, and was the loving mother to Tim, Jim, Rich, Carole, and loving grandmother to several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marge was intensely interested in the local history of Kimball Twp., St. Clair Co. She was one of a group that read all the tombstones in St. Clair County and as a result of her arduous efforts she wore out her shoes. With her fellow genealogists help and after a short memorial service she buried that pair of shoes in the last cemetery we read.
Marge loved history and genealogy. Her generous nature made her so willing to help a great number of people. She indexed and typed over 270 Port Huron newspaper books. This was a gigantic effort to work with these huge, heavy, dirty, dusty, brittle books.
She will be deeply missed for all her expertise in local history. She researched and answered many, huge queries and was instrumental in transcribing cemeteries, marriages, funeral homes, census, and everything else we placed in the Michigan Room for genitival research. At the time of her death she was an active member of the Kimball Twp. Cemetery Board, of which she had a special interest.
Also, she loved sports, especially the Detroit Red Wings of which she was an avid fan.
The results of her efforts will be appreciated by many people for years to come, and she will be sadly missed by all of us.
Barb King, Michigan Room, St. Clair Co. Librarian