Wilma Owens, 82

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Wilma H. Owens, 82, of Mountain Home, died Monday, May 1, 2006.

A viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 5, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Wilma was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Faith, S.D., the daughter of Harry and Ruth Keeny. She married Andrew Nelson and they were blessed with four children. Andrew died at an early age.

Wilma then met and married Edward Owens. They moved to Mountain Home in 1957, while he was stationed with the Air Force. Edward died in 1989.

Wilma enjoyed collecting rocks and digging up old bottles. "She loved people and hugs" her family said.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Wilma is survived by: two sons, Andrew and his wife, Geri Nelson of Seattle, Wash., and David Nelson of Boise; two daughters, Elizabeth and her husband, Don Shover, of Payette, and Andrea and her husband, Ray Cagle, of Mountain Home; a brother, Earl, and his wife, Ruth Keeny, of Oregon; five sisters, Pearl Kelley, Thelma Orr, Evelyn and her husband, Buddy Russell, Harriett and her husband, Bill Solaman, all of Oregon, and Anabell Ferguson of Twin Falls; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands and one brother.