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Betty Owens

November 30, 1937 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 81)

Betty Owens, 81, of Claude, died Friday, March 1, 2019. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday at Crossroads Country Church, 14425 FM 1541 with Rev. Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be 3:00 pm Tuesday at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday at Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Dr. Betty was born November 30, 1937 in Ft. Worth to Woodrow and Mildred Clendennen. She graduated from Hedley High School. She married Merle Owens on April 19, 1958. Betty devoted her life to caring for her family. Being a quarter Comanche Indian, she was passionate about her Indian heritage. She was an amazing artist, and did intricate Indian art on duck feathers among other things. She sold her arts at Pow Wow’s and craft shows. Betty will be dearly missed by her family and all who loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle Owens; a son, Cody Owens; and a brother, Doyle Clendennen. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Spiller and husband Glen, and Cheryl Hand and husband Danny all of Claude; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Claude EMS/Fire, 115 Trice St. Claude, TX 79019; or to Charles Goodnight Heritage Society, 4989 Co Rd 25, Claude, TX 79019.

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