Verna Watson Owens, age 86, passed away September 25, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born April 1, 1912 in Salt Lake City to Hugh "Pat" and Hannah Balmforth Watson. Married Joseph Franklin Owens, March 23, 1945. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1991. Graduated from West High School and worked 17 years for the telephone company in Salt Lake City and Miami, Florida. Lived 30 years in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Active member of LDS Church, taught in all auxiliaries and served twice as ward Relief Society President. Verna loved young children, beautiful flowers, sweet music, a good baseball game, and lots of conversation.Survived by daughters, Mary Margaret Owens and Janell Owens of Sandy, Utah; son, Joseph Franklin Owens, Jr., of Buchanan, Georgia; two grandchildren, Quentin Skyler Reynolds and Jessica Renan Owens.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Highland Cove for the love and care they gave to Verna.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Tuesday, September 29, 1998 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive, where family and friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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