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Dorothy M. Owen, 94

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Dorothy Mable Owen, 94, of River Falls, died Thursday March 6, at Our House Senior Living in River Falls, Wis.

Dorothy was born on Aug. 24, 1919, to Richard and Ethel (Stewart) Weir. She married Gordon Owen on Nov.7, 1940 in Stillwater, Minn.

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Dorothy was a woman who loved her family and life. Her first answer would be "no", but upon reflection she would never pass up an opportunity. She worked and earned her Real Estate broker's license in her 50's and took classes to "learn how to send email" in her 70's. She often travelled to her beloved New Mexico to stay with her daughter and her family; and finally got to Hawaii to stand in the Pacific at the young age of 89.

She always saw the good in life and when faced with a challenge would say "And this too shall pass".

She is survived by her three children; Carole (William - dec. 1-14) Tate of Grants N.M., Don (Faye) Owen of Maiden Rock, Wis., and Wendy (Claire) Dusek of Roberts, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gordy; her brother Don and his wife Joyce; and her son-in-law William.

The family would like to thank the staff at Our House Senior Living for the excellent care they provided Dorothy over the last two years.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Bakken-Young Funeral Home. Memorial visitation will also be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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