Salem – Robert,
49, passed away in his sleep on August 9 in Durant, OK. He was
born in Hollister, CA. to
Bob and Alma (Rundle) Owens. The family moved to Oregon in
1969, and to Stayton in 1976, where Robert was raised. He
graduated from Stayton High School in 1982, then attended WOU
in Monmouth. Robert then graduated from Northwestern
University in Chicago, IL., to become a certified orthotist.
He owned and operated Valley Orthopedic in Salem from 1991
until his retirement. Robert enjoyed golfing.
He is survived by
his children: Stephanie & Stephen Owens both of Salem;
father: Bob Owens of Klamath Falls; mother & step-father:
Alma & Steve Beutel of Stayton; sisters: Denise (Gary)
Mattson of Salem and Misty Robinson of Dallas; step-sister:
Shelly Beutel of Santa Barbara, CA.; step-brothers: Mark Beutel of Reno, NV., and Scott Beutel of
Santa Barbara, CA.; and nieces: Mya and Faith and nephew:
A memorial service
will be Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at New Life Four
Square Church in Stayton. Private Interment will be in Wisner
Cemetery, Scio. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.