1950 - April 9, 2012
Cliff “Buzz” Owens died from a heart attack Monday, April 9, 2012, in Kingman, Ariz. He was 61.
Cliff was born June 30, 1950, in Alamosa, to Wendell and Mary Owens.
He graduated in 1968 from Monte Vista High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft electrician from 1969 to 1972. He was stationed in San Diego and Okinawa, Japan.
He moved in 1979 to Craig and worked at Colowyo Coal Company. He became an electrical inspector for the state of Colorado in 2000 and retired in 2010 as an electrical inspector supervisor. He moved to Kingman to enjoy retirement.
Cliff was an avid pistol and rifle shooter. He earned the rank of master indoor bullseye pistol shooter and expert outdoor bullseye pistol shooter. He also was a Colorado state indoor champion. After moving to Arizona, Cliff volunteered at the Mohave Sportsman Club.
He also enjoyed hunting for geocaches and travel bugs.
Cliff especially loved riding his Harley with his biker friends. He is remembered by many as happy, witty and humorous, and never knew a stranger.
He dearly loved his family and friends.
He is survived by a son, Dustin Owens; grandson Wesley Owens; daughters Myriah (Jay) Vandre and Kim Owens; newly born granddaughter, Maya; sister Irene; brother Jim; mother Mary Owens-Knapp; cousin Larry (Kathy) Owens; and other cousins, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Owens, and stepbrother Gary Owens.
As he wished, his organs were donated.
A memorial bike run in honor of Cliff will be hosted Sunday, April 22, 2012, by his many friends in Kingman.
For more information, please call Porky’s Pit Barbeque at (928) 715-7488. The Cliff Owens Benefit Memorial Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo. Donations can be made payable to the Cliff Owens Benefit Memorial Fund and mailed to: Wells Fargo, 3940 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, Ariz., 86409.
Cliff’s family thanks Cliff’s dear friend, Buck, for all his help and support during this difficult time.
A memorial service will be planned and announced at a later date.