Ronnie C. Owen, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2015, following a stroke. He was born on May 15, 1935, to Prentice “Polecat” & Juanita “Helen” Bowles Owen in Luling, TX. After graduating from Taft High School in 1953 he attended Texas A&M majoring in aeronautical engineering & serving in the Corps. In 1954 he left college to marry his sweetheart, Martha A. Wendland. They have 4 children: Mary E. Hoffmann (Edward), Karen L. Hammett, Ronnie C. “Clay” Owen Jr. (Tita), & William P. “Rocky” Owen (Mary). Ronnie adored all his grandchildren: Sarah E. Richter (Bryan), William “Will” R. Owen, William “Billy” P. Owen Jr. (Cheyenne), & Ronnie C. Owen III as well as his great grandson, Heaton R. Owen.
Martha & Ronnie made their first home in White Point then moved to Portland, TX, in 1961. In 1961 Ronnie also left Republic Natural Gas to work for Forest Oil Corp. where he retired as a drilling superintendent.
Ronnie was a very loving husband & family man who spent his leisure time taking the entire family fishing, visiting grandparents, hunting, & vacationing. He also treasured the many friends that he worked & played with & was especially fond of & grateful to the Dorn Family, Forest Oil Corp.
The family sends heartfelt gratitude to all doctors, nurses & staff who provided highly skilled & compassion care for Ronnie & the family, including those at Spohn Shoreline Stroke Center, Harbor Hospice, & Coastal Palms Nursing Home.
The following will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Limbaugh Funeral Home, 500 Wildcat Drive, Portland, TX 78374: Viewing at 11 a.m., Family Visitation at 5 p.m., & Rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 1008 Austin St., Portland, TX 78374. The graveside service will be held at a later date due to bad weather.