Kennith Ray Owens
March 30, 1964 – March 30, 2019
Ken was born on March 30th 1964 in Fairbanks Alaska He is survived by his wife Gina and daughter Paige along with his parents Alan and Joyce of Longmont and Brothers Mark (wife -Crysti), Steve (wife -Yeng), Rob (wife – Robyn) and many nieces and nephews Ken started his career with Safeway in 1982 and worked there until he joined the Navy. After joining, he was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines and worked his way up to Petty Officer Second Class. While stationed in the Philippines, he met Gina and they were married while they were abroad. After leaving the Navy, they returned to the states to Ken’s home town of Longmont returning to work for Safeway. They lived in Longmont for a short time then moved to Frederick. After living in Frederick Ken and Gina knew they wanted a family so they had their lovely daughter Paige. Ken and his daughter Paige were inseparable from the time she was small, they were always together. Ken left Safeway and worked with his brother Rob for several years on finish work in high end homes and offices. It seemed like they traveled all over. He most recently worked as installation manager for Foothills Custom Cabinets Ken was a family man; he enjoyed his time at home with his wife and daughter or with family and friends. From a young age, Ken had a passion for working on his cars or motorcycle; he was always trying to enhance them or make them work a little better. Ken always stepped in to lend a hand when he could, he and his brother Rob recently did some remodel work for his parents so it would be easier for his mother to get around. Everyone Ken knew was a friend, when he’d talk about picking up a part at the auto store, he would always say my friend helped me pick out what I needed. Ken was a special man, he was a good husband & father, a good brother & son, and to many of us he was a good friend. We will always remember and love him. Ken passed on his 55th birthday March 30th 2019
Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Kennith Ray Owens
May 6, 2019
Ken and I met upon our first ship, the USS Street, stationed in Subic Bay. Being fresh new recruits and thousands of miles from home it was nice to have a smiling face to share your troubles with. Ken was always that one guy who had a kind word for you no matter what his day was like. For the 2 years we served together I would always enjoy sitting down with Ken to catch up and solve all of the world's problem, he was really good at that.
With a tear on my cheek I know here on earth we really lost a good one.
Fair winds and following seas my friend.
April 7, 2019
My uncle Ken never new a stranger, he had a way with people that I admired, no matter where he was or who he was with he always seemed at home.
He was always the biggest personality in the room you couldn't help but notice him and love him, it was impossible not to. I've see him pick up conversations with people who he's never met before and they'd talk like old pals.
He was without a doubt the most jovial man I have ever known and he will be missed.
April 5, 2019
To my shipmate ,
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together
is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that
we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because
I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting,
when we meet again.
April 4, 2019
I’m sorry to hear about ken I worked with him at Safeway and he was also our neighbor. May God comfort you and your family at this time. Sending love and prayers to all
April 4, 2019
Gina and Family - I am so very sorry for your loss of husband, brother, son, father and friend. I went to school with Ken and we ran in a close circle together during that time. He and my (former) brother-in-law (Guy Pritchard) were best of friends. Having just moved into your neighborhood a year ago, it was great to run into Ken again. Our deepest condolences during this very difficult time. Ken had a great smile and I just remember what a kind person he was. May you be blessed with memories. RIP Kenny O.
Philip Peter Madlem
April 3, 2019
Ken worked for me when he was a young, new sailor on board the USS Sterett CG-31 stationed in Subic Bay Philippines. He and his closest buddy (Guy Pritchard) pulled "Mess Duty" on my watch. They were two of the hardest working, congenial and dedicated sailors I've ever worked with. I took them out with me on liberty in Hong Kong and we had a blast. It was an honor to serve with Ken. He was honest, trustworthy and a decent human being and I'll always have a special place in my heart for him. I'm sad to see him go. RIP shipmate, we've got the watch now.