June 6, 1927 - September 13, 2019
Lourdes “Lou” Dos Santos Owen, age 92, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Life Care Center of Gray, TN. She was born on June 6, 1927 in Lisbon, Portugal, a daughter of the late Francisco and Elvira Martins. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Owen; and sister, Natalia Mourao. Lourdes was such a kind and compassionate lady. She was an Attaché for the Brazilian Consulate. She was fluent in Portuguese, French, Italian, and English. Lourdes attended church at both Sullivan Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN, and Potato Creek Church in Mouth of Wilson, VA. She loved her family and pets more than anything. She would often rescue stray cats and dogs anytime she had the opportunity to. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Trader, Christine Brady and husband Barry, and Anita Merritt and husband Joshua “Sprong”; one son, Steve Owen and wife Polly; grandchildren, Paige, Nicole, Heather, Justin, Shawn, Hunter, Josh, David, Daniel, and Sarah; and great grandchildren, Madison, Reese, Braeden, Brianna, Jayden, Adrianne and Cameron. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 12:00 PM at Potato Creek Church, 2726 Potato Creek Road, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363, with Bryan Buchanan officiating. A committal service and inurnment will follow at Potato Creek Cemetery, Mouth of Wilson, VA. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Life Care Center of Gray, and to Ana Dykes, her CNA for three and a half years, for all their love and care shown to Mrs. Owen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or online at act.alz.org/donate .
Lourdes “Lou” Dos Santos Owen, age 92, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Life Care Center of Gray, TN. She was born on June 6, 1927 in Lisbon, Portugal, a daughter of the late Francisco... View Obituary & Service Information
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