Cassandra "Cassie" Aileen Owens was born on June 27, 1985, in Craig to Ray and Cyndee (Schulze) Owens.
Cassie grew up in Craig, where she was very active in school activities, as well as in the community. She was on the soccer and swim teams and belonged to the Key Club and National Honor Society. She volunteered at Joyful Noisemakers, as well as other youth activities at her church.
Cassie graduated from Moffat County High School in 2003.
Following high school graduation, Cassie went to college at Montana State University in Billings, Mont., where she majored in communications. After two years, she took a year off from her studies.
She lived and worked in Casper and Sheridan, Wyo. She worked as a waitress and was especially zealous about tipping etiquette. After her year off, she continued to work and resumed her education with Montana State University. She finished up her spring semester at a 3.5 GPA while undergoing chemotherapy.
Cassie enjoyed crafts of all kinds and loved creating fun and funky items. She loved to shop and spent a lot of time in thrift stores looking for treasures to make new projects or decorate her home. In her home you could find splashes of her personality in her bottle collection, picture montages and script lettering with deep insightful quotes. She loved being surrounded by the things she had created. She loved spending time outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting with her dad and brothers.
Cassie died at her home on Sept. 15, 2007, surrounded by her family, after losing her battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Aileen Wright, Omar Wright, Nina Wright, Leo Schulze, Ed and Mabel Owens, and Bill and Mary Amos.
Cassie is survived by her parents; Ray and Cyndee (Schulze) Owens, her brothers Caleb and Chayton, grandparents George and Sharon Durham, and Dee and Iris Owens, all of Craig.
She is also survived by her aunts and uncles; Steve and Pam (Durham) Bourdette, Jim and Jan (Durham) Denker, Rod and Jeannie Durham, Jim and Terri (Durham) Robinson, Shayne and Kim Schulze, Dusty and Laurie Schulze, Tanya (Schulze) Bohrer, Rod Owens, Bob and Stevie Owens. Cassie is survived by her many cousins, many friends and her adorable dog MacGuyver.
A funeral service was held Sept. 19, 2007, at the First Christian Church, interment at the Craig Cemetery, with Daniel Shaffer officiating.
Donations can be made to the Cassie Owens Scholarship fund, at the Bank of Colorado in Craig or at Grant Mortuary.