Velma June Owens (Slaven) was born Jan. 23, 1933 in Oneida, Tn. to Harve and Etta (Kidd) Slaven. Velma moved to Eugene, Ore. in 1955 where she married James P. Owens on Jan. 13, 1956. Together they had 4 children Merle Owens (Teresa), Linda Vukovich, Marvin Owens Sr. (Lupe), and Lora Hall (Gene). Velma passed away peacefully in her home on November 25, 2020 surrounded by family. Velma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, her son Merle, her grandsons Mitchel and Michael Owens, her granddaughter Michelle Alig-Hahn, and 5 of her siblings. Velma is survived by her sister Volena Stubbs, her daughters Linda and Lora, her son Marvin Sr., her grandchildren Laurie Ekman, Cyndi Esselstrom (Lee), Kristie Hall, Jeni Owens, Jamie Ferris (Vincent), Cassandra Pirtle (Aaron), Patricia Lewis (Cody), and Marvin Owens Jr. Along with 27 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services for Velma will be handled by Musgrove with a viewing on November 30th at 9am with services to begin at 10am and graveside at 11am at Westlawn Memorial.
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