Dare Donald “D.D.” Owens, 81, of Moore, died Tuesday, Feb. 8. He was born July 3, 1929, in Muldrow. Dare proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from the military after 22 years of service. After retirement, he worked for more than 20 years as a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. His first love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dare was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Joan Owens; son, John Owens; four brothers; two sisters; granddaughter, Aimee; grandson, Burke. He is survived by 11 children, Jody Owens and wife Margaret, of Claremore, Bonnie Warren and husband Dallas, of Moore, Susie McKinsey and husband Don, of Norman, Laura Myers and husband Barry, of Oklahoma City, Tom Owens and wife Alice of Glenpool, Elizabeth Owens, of Moore, Justin Owens, of North Carolina, Victor Owens and wife Cortney, of Broken Arrow, Betsy Sparks, of Oklahoma City, Debbie Nichols and husband William, of Texas and Dennis Owens, of Moore, 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters. Services were held Feb. 11 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home Chapel in Moore. Interment followed at Norman IOOF Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel.
Published on  February 16, 2011