Ronald Duane Owens, who was born in Colfax, Iowa on Sept. 5, 1949 to Charles and Esther (Borts) Owens, passed away Dec. 22, 2018 peacefully at home in Globe with his beloved dog, Bear by his side after a long battle from dementia.
Duane grew up in Colfax, graduated from Colfax High School in 1967. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968 and trained to become an electronic technician.
After his honorable discharge in 1978, he moved his family to Arizona where he began his career for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Electronic Technician working at his site in the Pinal mountains among other places throughout Arizona.
Duane was a member of the Miami Elks for many years. He was part of a bowling league for awhile. He loved playing horseshoes back in the day until he was introduced to cornhole. He loved nothing more than to be outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He had a passion for woodworking, gardening and tending to his many rose bushes.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Terry Owens, sister Kathy Owens.
He is survived by his Loyal partner, Bear Dog, His daughter/caregiver Stephanie Gillum (Brandon), his son/hunting partner Rick Owens (Carrie), four grandsons, Justin Canizales, Devin Canizales, Ricky Casas, and Nicholas Brewer, and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Brewer.
A memorial service will be held Saturday Jan. 5, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Lamont Mortuary in Globe.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.