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John J. Owens, D.D.S.

Born: Sat., Mar. 22, 1930
Died: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018


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John J. Owens, D.D.S., 88, of Coquille was born March 22, 1930 in Belgrade, Minnesota to Joseph and Anne (Hall) Owens.  He died August 30, 2018 at his home in Coquille from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease.

John grew up in Minnesota and attended Bemidji State University before graduating from the University of Minnesota with his dental degree.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korea Conflict.  Shortly after his discharge he settled in Medford, where he had his dental practice for over 50 years.  He married Idrys Leber on July 9, 1976 in Canby.  In 2003 he sold his practice and moved to Coquille.  He worked with Dr. James Gronemyer in Myrtle Point for five years, retiring in 2008.  John loved hunting, fishing and travelling in his R.V.

John is survived by his wife, Idrys of Coquille; children, Robert Owens of Fayetteville, NC; Paul Owens of San Jose, CA; Molly Hronek of Kent, WA; Megan Owens of Portland, OR; Dawn Kerber of Castro Valley, CA; Tobey Kerber of Vashon Island, WA; and Tye Kerber of East Point, GA. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Owens.

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Dennis Barr
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Dear Idrys,
I was very sorry to read of Dr. Owens passing.
Jack and I were not only business associates, but I considered him a good friend.
Lots of good times laughing and having lunch many times.

Dennis Barr

Judy Balfour
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Dear Idrys, do not know if you remember me or not but worked with you at the Jackson County Dev. Service office. Sorry to hear of your husbands passing know he is in a better place now. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Judy Balfour

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