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Millicent Owen

December 23, 2020
Richland, MI

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Owen, Millicent "Millie" Millicent "Millie" Joyce (Milburn) Owen, 89 of Richland, Michigan went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. She died peacefully in her home with her family by her side. Born January 16, 1931, to Warrel and Mary Annice Milburn, Millie graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1948 and went on to study early childhood education and music at Western Michigan University, graduating in 1952. She was united in marriage to her college sweetheart, Donald Owen on August 26, 1951, and celebrated 65 years of marriage before his passing on November 1, 2016. Millie taught kindergarten at Richland Elementary in the Gull Lake School System for 26 years and was beloved by students, parents and teachers alike. She was also an army wife, mother of four, an accomplished pianist, homemaker, quilter, seamstress, card maker, crafter, gardener, cook and baker. Millie will be remembered as a loyal and giving wife, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend but most of all by her children as the matriarch and heart of her family. Millicent is survived by sons, David Owen, Seattle, WA; Thomas Owen, Richland, MI; and Stephen Owen, Portage, MI; daughter, Katherine (Jeffrey) Bright, Portage, MI; and two grandchildren, Lauren (Casey) Lamb, Jersey City, NJ, and Jordan Bright, Golden, CO. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Alice Puhala. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and her remains will be buried with her husband at Fort Custer National Cemetery. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Gospel Mission of Kalamazoo, MI. To sign Millie's online guestbook or leave a message of sympathy please visit www.MichiganCremation.com.