Elizabeth Owen

Obituary of Elizabeth Owen

Elizabeth Anne Macfarlane Owen, born June 9th, 1946, died peacefully in Norwalk, CT on November 19th, 2014 surrounded by her loving family after a long and dignified battle with Lewy Body's Dementia. The daughter of Charles and Margaret Grindlay and sister of Jenny, she was born in Lennoxtown, Scotland. She attended Oxford University where she and Jerry first met; she then moved to Connecticut with her husband and three children in October, 1986 where she lived for the remainder of her life. She had a life-long passion for language and the nuances and different meanings of words. She worked at Perrot Library in Old Greenwich for many years and she was an active member of several different church communities throughout her life (St. Mary's Church, Maidenhead, England; Greenwich Baptist Church, Greenwich, CT; and Black Rock Congregational Church, Fairfield, CT). Her spirit lives on in her family; her devoted husband, Jerry, her children, Kate, Isobel, and Edward, their spouses, Chris Morin, Jose Miguel Cuevas, and Caryn Owen, her seven beautiful grandchildren, Torie, Alistair, Emilia, Sofia, Lucas, Kai, and Beckett and her nephew, John. She will be dearly missed by her friends in both the US and the UK, with whom she shared many memories and many cups of tea. We will miss her grace, her quick, dry wit, and her kindness. We will also miss her eloquent, handwritten letters which she steadfastly wrote until she could no longer. Calling hours will be held from 400pm to 700pm on Sunday November 23rd, 2014 at the home of Jerry Owen on 44 Reichert Circle, Westport, CT, 06880. A Commemoration Service with reception to follow will be held at Greenwich Baptist Church, 10 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich, Connecticut on Friday December 5th, 2014 at 200pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Lewy Body Dementia Association at donate.lbda.org or Norwalk Younglife at norwalk.younglife.org. Our dearest Elizabeth, Mum, Mumma, Lizzie Anne, Lizzie, Auntie Lizzie, Grannie, we love you so much, your spirit will be with us always. Arrangements under the care of Nutmeg State Cremation Society, Stamford. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.nutmegcremation.com Read Elizabeth Owen's Obituary and Guestbook on nutmegcremation.com.


4:00 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Jerry Owen's Home
44 Reichert Circle
Westport, Connecticut, United States


2:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014
Greenwich Baptist Church
10 Indian Rock Lane
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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