Carolyn Leora (George) Owens
|Posted 2021-07-20 by mhenderson|
|Published by Mohave Daily News Online from Jul. 7 to Jul. 14, 2021 -|
Bullhead City, Arizona -
Carolyn Leora George Owens died Saturday, June 26, 2021. Born May 20,
1952 in San Diego to William and Betty (Sowell) George. Carolyn was a
devoted and loving wife, caring mother, thoughtful friend, gifted
seamstress, avid animal lover, and always kind at heart.
Her father was in the Navy and as a result Carolyn attended 16
different schools before graduating from high school in Bryant,
Arkansas. After graduating from high school, she worked as a nurse's
aide in Little Rock, Arkansas where a friend recommended that she
attend a nursing school program. She enrolled herself at Fort Scott
Kansas Mercy School of Nursing and received her nursing diploma in
1975 and later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Carolyn and her husband Joe were married in the Provo, Utah on April
17, 1979. Carolyn joined her husband and his 3 children from a
previous marriage in Lamar, Missouri where they added 3 more children
to the family over the next 4 years.
The family moved from Missouri to Utah in 1991 making their home in
Pleasant Grove where they both worked as Nurses for Intermountain
Health Care from 1991 until their retirement in 2018. Upon retirement
Carolyn and Joe began a new adventure moving to Fort Mohave, Arizona
where they build their dream home.
The Owens household was never quiet. Neighborhood kids, friends,
family were always welcome to come over. Carolyn truly loved the sound
of kids enjoying life. One of her lifelong sentiments was there is
nothing worse than telling a child they aren't allowed to try
something; music lessons, band, karate. She often times volunteered to
chaperone marching band competition trips and was referred to as Mom
Owens by many. She spent many years volunteering at the Princess
Festival in Lehi, Utah and loved being called a Fairy Godmother by the
kids there. Teenagers and adults may not always appreciate having a
mother who is a kid at heart but grandkids sure do! She wanted all of
her children and grandchildren to know they were each unique and they
Carolyn spent her life in service of others. Working as a nurse for 45
years in several areas including Orthopedics and Surgical floors, ICU,
Care Management, Newborn ICU, and Mother/Baby. Caring for others is
the soul of who she was.
Carolyn loved her family and was a great blessing, love and support
for her husband Joe. She and Joe went on many adventures together and
shared many hobbies. They were devoted to one another and had a long
loving marriage of 42 years. Carolyn always wanted her family to know
they were loved and if they were happy then she was happy.
She leaves behind her other half, Joseph Lyle Owens Jr,; six children,
Jennifer Leora, Jon (Megan), Crystal, Lyle (Cami), Sarah, Henry
(Emily); 10 beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth, Maverick, Jonathan,
Corinna, Benjamin, Jade, Corvin, Kalen, Kyston, and Bethany; her
sister, Deane (Evan) Henry; and brothers, Roger and Raymond George.
"Sure Love Ya!"
Instead of flowers please donate to your favorite charity!
In honor of Carolyn's memory please go out and do a good deed!
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