Jerold Eugene “Jerry” Owens, 77, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died August 28, 2017 at Pikes Peak Hospice Hospital in Colorado Springs of a massive stroke. He was born October 21, 1939, the son of the late Robert E. and Ruby (Lawrence) Owens. 

Mr. Owens married Sonja Traber December 30, 1961. She preceded him in death May 9, 1990. He was also preceded in death by his brother Harold Owens.

Survivors include daughter Janu (Lee) Wood; grandson Brandon Arndt; sister Marcia (Howard) Montgomery; brothers Gary (Darla) Owens, Donald Owens, Kevin (Cindy) Owens; sister-in-law Janet Owens; nieces Carol (Jimmy) Green, Kristi Stuedle and Amy (Brady) Bittle; nephews Harold Owens Jr. and Robert (Lara) Owens; great nieces Alyssa Stuedle and Dakota (Drew) Seabourne; great nephews Matt and Drew Owens and Blake and Brant Bittle; and one great great nephew Jameson Seabourne.

Jerry joined the United States Air Force in 1957 and during his Military career he served in Germany, Turkey, Italy and Vietnam. After his retirement from the military, he went to work for Sprint Communications as a fiber optic tech. He was very active and always helping his neighbors, friends and family when needed.

A memorial service was held September 3, 2017, at Follis & Sons Funeral with the Rev. Ricky Hensley officiating. Burial was at the Christian Cemetery in Fredericktown with full military honors.


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