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Valirie Owen


BENTON – Funeral services celebrating the life of Valirie Winn Owen, 98 years old, will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, Haughton LA on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00 am. Officiating will be Brother David Dietzel. Interment will follow at Ware’s Chapel Cemetery in Haynesville, LA on Friday, February 14, 2014, 1:30 p.m. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on February 13, 2014 at Hill Crest Funeral Home.

Valirie was born on August 13, 1915 in Haynesville, La. to Rube and Iva Winn and passed away on February 9, 2014 in Bossier City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Owen, her parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 great great grandson.

Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters and husbands, Melba Maudine and Don Rittenberry of Benton, LA, Francile and Bob Moreau of Lakeland, FL, Penny and Freddie Bradford of Fort Worth, TX, and Barbara and Raymond Floyd of Ore City, TX, 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren and 1 sister, Viola Bowser.

Valirie spent her whole life taking care of her large family. Her favorite fun things were working 1000 piece puzzles, traveling through the years with her daughters, going to the casino and spending time with her children.

The family would like to thank the following people for their care of Valirie: Denise Brady and Terresa, a very special thank you to Dr. John Brady for the many years of care and compassion and sincere thanks to the staff of Pilgram Manor and Gamble Hospice for their loving care the last two months of Valirie’s life. Also a very loving and special thanks to granddaughters, Barbara Shepherd and Gail Rittenberry, for their loving assistance in caring for grandmother over the last 24 years.

You may share your words of comfort to the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.