Virginia Owens

July 5, 1925 ~ May 11, 2011

Virginia Merle Halbe Owens, 85, of Westlake, LA died at 8:39 AM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in a local care facility.

Mrs. Owens was born July 5, 1925 in Santa Rosa, CA. She met and married the love of her life and moved to Lake Charles in 1946. A member of the Baptist faith, she worked at Caraway's Pharmacy in Westlake, LA and also at Kindercare, where she was affectionately known as "Mrs. Ginny." She enjoyed playing BINGO and will always be remembered for her sense of humor.

Mrs. Owens is survived by her six children, Lanei Pool and husband Joe David of DeRidder, Shayne LaLanne of Westlake, Denice Breaux and husband Clifton of Westlake, Michele Owens-Savoy and husband Larry of Westlake, Wayne Owens and wife Melissa of Ragley, and Duane Owens of Sulphur; sister, Ronnie Martin of Arizona; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her dog, Little Bit.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Owens; brother, George Halbe; and sisters, Genevieve and Marion Hazel.

Her funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Joe D. Pool and Clif Breaux will officiate. Burial will follow in Westlake Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, or Feed the Children.

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  1. I remember your mom working at Caraway's; she was always so polite and helpful. I am very sorry for your loss. I prayed that you will all be comforted by fond memories. May God bless you all.

  2. I thought of Virginia often and prayed for her when I did. I remember a time when I attended church with her and those of the family who went with her. I loved and respected her because she was the mother of my best friend, but also because she was worthy of my love and respect. My condolences to you all. Janet and Edward

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