Franklin Wayne Owens

Born: Fri., Feb. 19, 1937
Died: Sun., Apr. 29, 2018


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., May 14, 2018
Location: Woodland Park Community Church


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Franklin Wayne Owens was born on a farm near Harrisburg, Arkansas on February 19, 1937 to Tolbert and Metta (Hogan) Owens. When Wayne was a teenager, the family moved to Trumann, Arkansas where he graduated from Trumann High School in 1954.

After moving to Peoria, Illinois in 1955, Wayne married Patricia Ann Beaty on June 30, 1961. They were blessed with two sons, Todd and Kent.  Wayne began Wayne Printing Company in 1965. In 1974 he moved his family to Virginia, Minnesota.  There he and Pat operated a Christian book store. In 1977 he and partners opened a franchised Village Inn Family Restaurant in Virginia, Minnesota. In 1984 Wayne joined Vicorp Restaurants Inc. and remained until his retirement in 1997.

In August of 1980, his wife passed away. Wayne later married Betty (McNeill) Musgrove. Their blended family consisted of Wayne’s two sons and Betty’s daughter, Rayme. Upon retirement, Wayne and Betty relocated to Woodland Park, Colorado. Wayne enjoyed the mountains and recreational activities. He volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors for Tranquil Acres Water Supply and was president for five years, overseeing the completion of an updated water system for their mountain community. Wayne and Betty enjoyed being active members of the Woodland Park Community Church. Due to health reasons, they recently moved to Colorado Springs where they resided until his death.

Wayne went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2018. He leaves behind his wife, Betty; his two sons, Todd of Colorado and Kent (Jerrene) of Wyoming; daughter, Rayme (Justin) Johansen of Colorado; five grandchildren, Dustin (Courtney) Owens-Welch of Wyoming, Ella Johansen of Colorado, Tyler Braisted of Wyoming, Kolby (Priscilla) Braisted of Wyoming, and Maci Braisted of Montana; and one great-grandchild, Aleia Welch of Wyoming.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tolbert and Metta Owens; three brothers, Odell, Milburne, and Vernon Owens; one sister, Wilma Louise Tatum; and his first wife, Patricia Ann Owens.

Funeral services are being arranged by Mountain Memorial Funeral Home in Divide, Colorado. Memorial service will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863. Burial will be in the Woodland Park Cemetery.

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Belen Brown
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
My sincerest sympathies to the Owens family. I remember Mr. Owens with utmost respect. May your memories guide you during this difficult time and may Wayne rest in peace. Belen Brown-Assistant to Mike Verlander and Jim Gore-Verlander Enterprises, LLC

Violet Trischan
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
My heart is saddened and my prayers are many for your loss.

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