Naomi Collins Owen passed away peacefully on December 29, 2015. Naomi was born October 23, 1920 in Tennessee Colony, TX, the daughter of Arabella and Henry Collins. She married the love of her life, Eugene C. Owen, on May 23, 1942. They had 5 children and raised their family in Houston, where Naomi spent the last 70 years of her life.
Naomi was a devoted wife, loving mother, and wonderful grandmother affectionately known as “Nana”. She was also a woman of character, faith, style, and substance. She will be forever loved and missed by all that knew her.
A faithful member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church for 47 years, Naomi sang in the Chancel Choir and was a member of the Wedding Band Sunday School class. She was inducted as a lifetime member of the Chapelwood Administrative Board in 2003.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Hallmark for their exceptional care of Naomi over the last 7 years.
Naomi is preceded in death by her husband Gene and daughter Charlotte. She is survived by her daughter Cindy and 3 sons: Steve and wife Susan, David, and Mark and wife Sonia. Naomi had 11 grandchildren: Steve Owen, Jr., Libby Koch, Molly Owen Soper and husband Steven, Amy Koch, Sam Owen and wife Katie, Emily Owen Owens and husband Jordan, Sara Owen, Jordan McFarland, Will Owen, Thomas Owen, and Benjamin Owen. She had 2 great-grandchildren, Mary and Sally Soper.
A Memorial Service will honor Naomi at 3pm, Friday, January 8th, 2016, at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay. A burial service will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Tennessee Colony, TX, where Naomi will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chapelwood Foundation, 11140 Greenbay, Houston, TX 77024.