Carlos Owen, age 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2015, surrounded by family at the VA Hospital on December 20, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at 1880 West Parkway Blvd., West Valley City, UT 84119. There will be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and again at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the same location.
Carlos was born on April 5, 1929, to Charles and Earline Owen, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Naomi; also by his parents, his brothers Wendell, Delbert, Don, Kenneth, Earl and his sisters Maurine Barlow, Barbara Kelsch, Carol Brown, Esther Dyches, and Marguerite Richardson. Also by grandchildren, Lloyd Madsen, Blaine Madsen, Cynthia Owen, Klarissa Hull, Brenton O'Brien, Perry Stowell, Crystal Stowell and great granddaughter Aislynne Brown.
Carlos is survived by his dear wife Dorothy, his brothers Paul, Frank, Robert, Stephen, and Calvin; his sisters Bessie, Gayle Jacobs, Lois Tucker, and Marci Lambros and his children: Jonathan, Earlene, Carol, David, Dan, Suzanne, Calvin, Ross, Bob, Mary, Jason, Becky, Julie, Anita, Steven, Shiree, James, Jonie, Janae, Victor, Rosalynde, Ruth, Jake, Alex, and Michael.
He was his father's helper through all his young life. He was a very hard worker and was happiest when he was busy. He was a man of many talents and occupations which include farming, dairyman, mining, truck driving, and mechanics. Then his childhood dream of flying became a reality. He was able to volunteer for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), fly for Search and Rescue (SAR) and for his brother Don for a time. He became a commercial pilot and flew for Alpine Air. He absolutely loved to fly and was protected many times. With God as his co-pilot, he survived three "mayday" landings.
Carlos was a spiritual giant who lived his live in service to others with a desire to please our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in all he did. A true servant leader, he taught by example and stood firm in his beliefs. On numerous occasions, he humbly stated that he was "blessed beyond measure". He was a very loving man who treated everyone with charity and kindness and made each of his family members feel as if they were his favorite, and we truly were!