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Owen, Jane Henderson

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September 26, 1935 - April 13, 2014

Owen, Jane Henderson

Jane Henderson Owen was born September 26, 1935 in Sulphur Springs, TX and died on April 13, 2014 at her home with her loving family by her side. She bravely faced death from lung cancer.

She is survived by her son, Joe Owen and his wife, D’Aun Owen; daughters, Melinda O’Connell, and Melanie Christina and her husband, Chip Embrey; five grandsons and one great grandson. Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Owen; parents, Lucille and Neil Henderson; brother, Neil Jr. and grandson, Brendan O’Connell.

Jane was an incredible mother, a self-taught business woman with a successful career in commercial real estate. She was a strong willed, beautiful woman with a brilliant mind.  Jane was a woman before her time, raising 3 children alone after her husband died in 1966. She lived a full life with travel, sports, parties, politics, friends and family. Jane was a avid dog lover and she was a inspiration to many!! In her words, she lived a hard life but a good life.  Jane was vigilant until the end that her family was taken care of and that they will be together forever.

Funeral service will be April 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Schreiber United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.  There will be a reception celebrating her life following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Faith Presbyterian Hospice, 4350 Sigma Rd. #400, Dallas, TX 75244 or Hope Suicide Awareness at 4938 Heatherglen Dr., Houston, TX 77096, honoring her grandson, Brendan O’Connell.

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Carol McRae

April 18, 2014 11:24AM

My life was truly enhanced the past 35 years because of my friendship with Jane. She was a "woman of substance" and one classy lady. She guided me through business and personal transactions and was always available. I have always been in awe of this wonderful lady.
Your family is a testament to your knowledge and compassion. RIP

Neilann Horner

April 17, 2014 11:43PM

So thankful for my aunt Jane. She always made me feel welcome and could truly make the best of difficult situations. Our most recent conversations were full of great family history. She will be missed.


April 17, 2014 1:02PM

Mom, you were a light that shined so bright. I love you dearly, I will miss you forever, but I know you are in a better place. I'm so happy we will be reunited in the future. And boy will that be a celebration. I will always think of you and have a place in my heart for you next to Brendan. You are loved and will be missed.
Love you, Lindy Lou


April 17, 2014 8:18AM

Mama, you are such a beautiful lady. I was so blessed and lucky to have you as my guide! We miss you tons already and will never forget our time we had with you. You were one of a kind!!!! Babe is doing fine…and even Texoma likes him. We love you and pray for our reunion one day! Tell Dad hello and hello to everyone else up there you are partying with!

Lacy Bradshaw

April 16, 2014 8:50PM

Owen Family-

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing lady! May God wrap his loving arms around you all during this painful time. Lean on each other and your friends during this time. Know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts!! And that she is keeping your dad and my dad in check!!! we have all know each other all of our lives. Mom and dad gave me your dad's name in my middle name. Always a nice remembrance!!
Much Love and Prayers-
Lacy Jo Ann Carlson

Carol Yeates

April 16, 2014 2:25PM

Dear Melinda and Family,
My prayers are with you all. You have a beautiful mother. I know she was a fantastic woman because her daughter, Melinda, is amazing. Love to you all. Carol