Marie Owens

Honored by:Linda Younger
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We chose to honor our mother because of her fortitude, dedication, and love for God and her family.

Mother was raised in town, but became a farm wife when she married during the depression. She learned how to raise a big garden, can all the food she possibly could, and cook for hay hands and threshers. She also taught school in a one room country school house for several years. At one time she rode her horse seven miles to teach. Mother was one of the women who started a 4-H club in our community and was a leader for many years. She also taught a Sunday School class until poor health required her to stop.

Even though she was very busy, we always knew we were first with her. She always had time to help with homework and 4-H projects, and to take us to music lessons and school events. One of the unique things about our mother was her encouragement and helpfulness in providing a way for each of us five children to receive a college degree.

Mother has seen many changes throughout her life but she has held steadfast to her values and faith. She taught us how to love, how to cope with sorrow, and how to fight on when the odds seem overwhelming. We would like to honor her by submitting her name to the Plaza of Heroines.

Robert Owens
Emma Mae Pruitt
Linda Younger
Rosalea Kelley
Carla Taylor

Submitted on 7/1/96