Logan Herald Journal, 09/17/12
PRESTON, Idaho — Neil Gregory Owen, at age 58, took his last ride Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2012, while on the cattle drive up Worm Creek Canyon. He died from injuries due to a horse that is now for sale. His dog never left his side until he was taken off the mountain.
Neil loved life. He was always “shootin’ the bull” with everyone. As a dry farmer and dairy farmer he watched the weather very closely. He worked at USU Central Energy Plant for the past 15 years and loves his many friends there. He also loved his associations as a counselor in the Legacy Branch. Many will miss him; Santa now has an opening for a new helper.
As a Preston High School graduate he spent most of his life in Preston with the exception of two years as a missionary in Tennessee and 10 years in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Neil is survived by his wife of 36 years, Iva; as well as five children whom he was so proud of: Carrie (Josh) Kirk of Providence, Christie Owen of Centerville, Cathie (Keith) Coombs of Chugiak, Alaska, Cody (Stephanie) Owen in Limbo, and Connie (Colby) Law of Smithfield; and 12 grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings, Robert (Judy) Owen of Preston, Anna (Gordon) Barlow of Lewiston, William (Marta) Owen of Texas and Scott (Kelli) Owen of Weston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Odessa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 N. State St., Preston, Idaho, with Bishop Tom Madsen conducting. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East, Preston, Idaho, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the stake center. Interment will be in the Franklin, Idaho, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com