Salt Lake Retired Firefighters Association


In Memory . . .

Charles Marvin Owen
Salt Lake City

Charles Marvin Owen, age 85, passed away July 22, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Born February 7, 1924, in Burley, Idaho, the son of William Franklin and Edith Vernetta Shurtliff Owen. Married Virginia Hyden in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on July 11, 1944. She preceded him in death. Charles served 3 years in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was apprenticed as a carpenter and worked for 10 years in construction before joining the Salt Lake City Fire Department where he worked for 30 years and retired with the rank of Captain. Charles played a part in developing the EMT and Fire Prevention programs for the Fire Department. Charlie was an active member of the LDS Church and held various positions including Bishop, Bishop's counselor, Stake High Council and Stake Young Men's president. He faithfully served many years as ward financial clerk. He especially enjoyed working in the youth and scouting programs. He was presented the District Award of Merit and also the Silver Beaver Award for his years of service in scouting. Survived by his children: Kathy (Chuck) Panhorst, Taylorsville, UT; Connie (Dave) Powell, Colorado Springs, CO; Peggy (Dave) Willis, Springfield, OR; Ross Owen, SLC, UT, foster son Floyd (Lilly) Browning. Also 13 grandchildren, additional foster grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will miss his humor and wit which continued even through the Alzheimer's disease and his example of kindness, love and service. He was so generous with his time in the service of others. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the employees of Legacy House and the Cottage for the tender care of our father for the past five years as well as to Haven Hospice for their care the last few days of his life. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 27, 12 noon at Rose Park 10th Ward, 760 N. 1200 W. A viewing will be Sunday, July 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and Monday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the ward. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Ave and N Street.




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