Angelina Mary Owen

10/06/1923 — 02/22/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Walla Walla, Washington

Angelina Mary Owen

Angelina ''Angie'' Owen Einan's Funeral Home

Angelina Angie Owen, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at Kennewick General Hospital on February 22, 2005 surrounded by the family she adored.

A Richland resident since 1948, Angie was born October 6, 1923 in Walla Walla to John and Beatrice Biagi. Both of her parents immigrated to this country from Italy as teenagers, marrying and settling in Walla Walla as young newlyweds before the 1920s. Angie, her sister and brother were reared on the family farm where they learned the values of honesty, dependability and hard work. All of them worked with their Dad on the farm and took their turns at the family's produce stand each summer.

Angie attended Walla Walla schools, graduating from Walla WalIa High School in 1942. After graduation, she worked for several local businesses.

In 1948, she married Thomas J. Owen at her parent's home and moved to Richland where both became young employees of General Electric at Hanford. Angie, who worked for a succession of Hanford contractors for 43 years, spent much of her career in Shipping and Receiving while also raising two.children. She is remembered as devoted and hardworking - whether it was on the job or in the family home - and put equal amounts of love and commitment into both avocations. Throughout her working life, Angie rarely missed a day and often was recognized for her perfect attendance and her dedicated service. She retired from Westinghouse Hanford Company in 1993.

Angie devoted her life to raising her children and then helping with her grandchildren, who brought her incredible joy. She believed that her family always came first, no matter what. To Angie, a great day was one spent caring for and simply spending precious time with her grandchildren.

She was a beautiful lady - simple yet complex, stubborn yet accommodating - a friend to all who knew her. She also was a devoted daughter and sister, and a much-loved mother, grandmother and aunt to dozens of nieces and nephews who thought of her as their second mother.

Angie is survived by her daughter, Tami Bunker Chris, Pasco; her son, Tom Owen Wendy, Kennewick; grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Bunker, Michelle Owen fiance Jonathan Smith, Steven Owen fiancee Kimberly Cleveland and Jordan Owen; one brother, John Biagi Geneva,Walla Walla; brother-in-law Mario Curcio, Walla Walla; and many nieces and nephews; and long time friend, Don Welker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Margaret Curcio.

A Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church, Richland. Graveside services will immediately follow at Einan's.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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  • We are thinking of you, Angie’s family, during this difficult time. I first met Tom, Angie & Tommy in 1955 when I married into the neighborhood Tausch family. We always enjoyed visiting Tom & Angie — Angie was such a vibrant lady and always the life of party for neighborly get togethers! I always made an effort to visit Angie at her work when I went to her Central Stores Bldg on Stevens. We enjoyed our visits to the Biagi Walla Walla farm, with Gpa Biagi cutting cheese/slicing sweet onions with his pocket knife. He poured wine too and all had fun telling good stories! I also remember talking to Mario about golfing and WWCC, and he always gave us bag of sweet onions before leaving for home! Tommy and Fred had fun times doing kids things, and also Cubs/Scouts activities. There were some neighborhood fireworks on July 4ths with Tom Sr supervising. Little Tami was the cutie, visiting neighbors up and down the sidewalk — Angie always had with her looking nice with pretty dresses on. Everyone fussed over Tami and enjoyed their playful visits with her. Tom Sr would scare the Kids and Ladies, by going to pinch them with his bare toes! some would let him try, but most would squeal and stay away from him. seems Tom Sr passed away several years ago?

    Our prayers for God’s peace and comforting in this difficult time. May your family be blessed with good health, safety and fun times.

    Your Friends,

    Don and Marti Meyers

    P.S. Norma and I divorced in 1986 and she now lives in Tucson by son Dan, Lila Tausch lives in Kennewick Royal Columbian Retirement Community, Fred & Linda live in Pasco

    Don Meyers
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Tami and Tom,

    Angie was my first “boss” and taught me the value of hard work. She was the first person to ever have faith in me and taught me skills not only how to handle things at work but on a personal level as well. I loved when she gave me saturdays off, so I could babysit Tami, although I never thought of it as babysitting, Tami was far more mature than I was, and I considered her a friend. I will miss you Angie.

    Tami Scarboro Bennett
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • We are thinking of you, Angie’s family, during this difficult time. I first met Tom, Angie & Tommy in 1955 when I married into the neighborhood Tausch family. We always enjoyed visiting Tom & Angie — Angie was such a vibrant lady and always the life of party for neighborly get togethers! I always made an effort to visit Angie at her work when I went to her Central Stores Bldg on Stevens. We enjoyed our visits to the Biagi Walla Walla farm, with Gpa Biagi cutting cheese/slicing sweet onions with his pocket knife. He poured wine too and all had fun telling good stories! I also remember talking to Mario about golfing and WWCC, and he always gave us bag of sweet onions before leaving for home! Tommy and Fred had fun times doing kids things, and also Cubs/Scouts activities. There were some neighborhood fireworks on July 4ths with Tom Sr supervising. Little Tami was the cutie, visiting neighbors up and down the sidewalk — Angie always had with her looking nice with pretty dresses on. Everyone fussed over Tami and enjoyed their playful visits with her. Tom Sr would scare the Kids and Ladies, by going to pinch them with his bare toes! some would let him try, but most would squeal and stay away from him. seems Tom Sr passed away several years ago?

    Our prayers for God’s peace and comforting in this difficult time. May your family be blessed with good health, safety and fun times.

    Your Friends,

    Don and Marti Meyers

    P.S. Norma and I divorced in 1986 and she now lives in Tucson by son Dan, Lila Tausch lives in Kennewick Royal Columbian Retirement Community, Fred & Linda live in Pasco

    Don Meyers
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Tami and Tom,

    Angie was my first “boss” and taught me the value of hard work. She was the first person to ever have faith in me and taught me skills not only how to handle things at work but on a personal level as well. I loved when she gave me saturdays off, so I could babysit Tami, although I never thought of it as babysitting, Tami was far more mature than I was, and I considered her a friend. I will miss you Angie.

    Tami Scarboro Bennett
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Angie was a good friend of my Mothers, Dorothy Aardal, whom she thought alot of Angie. I also thought Angie was a very kind and thoughtful person, whom I will miss very much. Our prayers go out to her family.

    Sincerely, Connie Shobe

    Connie Shobe Aardal
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Steve and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear Grandmother. She had a fondness of talking and included everyone into the conversations. Even if she had to talk baseball Tootsie-roll Ichiro and Sausage legs Edgar Martinez. We will always remember how she hosted family gatherings and would overdo everything. From the food to the presents, she just wanted everyone to feel special and loved. We were so lucky to be a part of knowing and loving her. She will be missed by so many as she touched many lives. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry that we were not able to attend her service.

    Sincerely,

    Serena and Mike

    Serena Hagan & Mike Austen
    November 4, 2014
    East, Wenatchee, WA, US
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