Suzann Grace Owen, aged 84, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2021 with her children and grandchildren by her side. Born in Swansboro, North Carolina on October 15, 1936, Suzann Grace was the third of four children of Paul and Leona Odum. Upon graduating from Swansboro High School as salutatorian, she was swept off her feet by a tall, dark and handsome northerner, U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant, Raymond Owen. Moving to Honolulu, Hawaii with the Marine Corps, they grew their love and family with three children.
Suzann had a long and successful career in accounting starting with various positions in the U.S. Marine Corp and retiring from Web Services in San Diego, where she and Raymond lived for the past 25 years. Suzann was preceded in death by her brother, Paul “Sonny” Odum, and her beloved husband of 60 years, Raymond Owen, Sr. She leaves behind her two sisters, Elizabeth (Dewey) Godwin of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Judy (Steve) Moseley of Vacaville, California and three children: Sabrena (Bob) Souza of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Raymond (Andrea) Owen, Jr. of Coto de Caza, California, and Tracy (John) Middleton of Tooele, Utah. Additionally, she leaves behind seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Suzann may have been small in stature, but she was tall in attitude. She had an intensive love for her family, cats, and gin and tonics. Suzann will always be remembered with much love and admiration by her family and friends. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California. Suzann is now back in the arms of her forever love -- smiling down on her family with joy and peace.