AUBURN — Birdalyn A. Owens, a resident of Auburn, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Androscoggin Hospice House.

Birdalyn was born on Aug. 23, 1923, in Port Carbon, Pa., the daughter of John H. Stokes and Marion L. Stokes. She was a 1942 graduate of Port Carbon High School and Sleepers Business College.

On March 10, 1951, she married the love of her life, James L. Owens Jr. in Pennsylvania. Together they raised two sons and enjoyed traveling the USA. Birdalyn especially loved Colorado, where they eventually moved to after James’ retirement in 1985. In 1998, they moved to Maine. Birdalyn was a homemaker and was especially known for her cooking and wonderful cakes.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Owens Jr. of Auburn; two sons, William Fisher of Chadds Ford, Pa., and his wife, Beth and James Owens, III of Gardiner and his fiancee, Brenda Healey; a former daughter-in-law, Vicki Owens of New Gloucester; three grandsons she loved dearly, Justin Owens of Alexandria, Va., Todd Owens of Auburn and Grant Owens of Gardiner; one great-granddaughter, Kayelynn; two sisters, Marion of Arvada, Colo., and Jackie of Media, Pa.; and her beloved beagle, Riley.

The family would like to thank Dr. Seth Gordon, the staff of Clover Living Center, the staff of Androscoggin Hospice House and United Ambulance Service for their kindness.

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