In Memory of

Caroline "Carrie" Owen

January 28, 1914 - November 5, 2018
From: Boone, IA | Originally: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Caroline “Carrie” Owen 104, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at Westhaven Nursing Home in Boone, Iowa.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Father Lawrence McCarty officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of casket will be at St. Francis Cemetery, Rockwell City.  A Parish Rosary will be 4:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, followed by a visitation until 7:00 p.m. at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     Carrie is survived by her children, Mary (Robert) Dalton of Parker, CO, David (Diane) Owen of Hayward, WI, Jeanette (Stan) Davis of Sour Lake, TX, Elizabeth (Richard) Lange of Boone, and Dennis (Jeannine) Owen of Mankato, MN; 15 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Feld of Rockwell City; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton R. Owen; son Phillip, parents, Lawrence and Pearl (Miller) Taylor; sisters, Gladys Rafferty, Dorothy Hildreth, and Helen Hanson; and brothers, Charles and Joseph Taylor.

     Caroline Elizabeth Taylor Owen was born January 28, 1914 in Sherman Township, Calhoun Co., Iowa.  Carrie was raised in Calhoun County, attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, and graduated from Pomeroy High School, with the Class of 1931.  Carrie attended Briar Cliff College, University of Iowa, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University.  She later furthered her education and received her Special Education degree form Drake University.  On May 21, 1936 she was united in marriage to Clayton R. Owen in Rockwell City.  Carrie taught school for 25 years including Twin Lakes #5, Willard School of Moline, St. Francis Catholic School, and at Lincoln School.  She retired in 1976 from Lake City Schools where she taught Special Education.  Clayton passed away in 1987.  In 2014, Carrie made her home at Westhaven Community in Boone.  She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.



Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. - Saturday
November 10, 2018
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa 


Father Lawrence McCarty
James Lange
Christopher Davis
Clay Davis
Mike Dalton
Dustin Dalton
Matt Dalton
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
4:00 p.m. Parish Rosary
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
St. Francis Church Choir
St. Francis Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 12:55 PM
“My deepest sympathies to Carrie’s family. What a lovely lady. ”
- Lorrie Powers

Friday, November 23, 2018 at 4:02 PM
“What wonderful memories I have with Carrie. I loved hanging out at their house listening to music and making fudge. She was so good natured and didn't mind when we teased her about eating Corn Flakes at bedtime. ”
- Cathy Hughes Caskey

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:33 AM
“My sincere condolences to the family and friends, so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon resurrect our dear loved ones (John 5:28-29). O how we long for the day when pain, suffering and death will be no more, these former things will have passed away (Revelation 21:3-4).”
- Bill F

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:51 PM
“I just met her this past summer while visiting a friend at Westhaven. It was at small group coffee(s), which Carrie was part of. It was a real treat to listen to the fascinating stories of her memories, and I am very thankful to have had the privilege. She was just as lovely as could be.”
- Mike Davis

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:11 PM
“Carrie may your memory and the love you had for all of us endure in our hearts forever ! So Sorry for the loss of a wonderful neighbor , friend and your Mom .....much Love along with hugs and prayers .......The Miller Family”
- Dr Casey C Miller

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:24 AM
“Thinking of you as you gather to celebrate the wonderful life of your mom, grandma, sister, aunt. She was such a support and joy for all of you!
She will be missed too as a much-loved member of Saint Francis Catholic Church and Rockwell City.”
- Mick and Vicki McCarville

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:22 AM
“Carrie is a National Treasure. Marian and I feel privileged to have known Carrie for most of our lives and to have been touched by her magic smile and loving heart many times. Marian had Carrie as her teacher at St. Francis and says she was the BEST. I give Carrie credit for being an early influence towards my methods of teaching. My favorite memory, however is the day Aunt Margaret and Carrie came to visit my Mom and me. Carrie was a vision in her pink feather boa and her warm smile. It warms my heart every time I think of it! Hugs to all of the family and thanks for sharing her.”
- Laura Feld and Marian Feld

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:19 AM
“Maddy and I only met Carrie a couple times, but she was an impressive lady. So upbeat and a sharp wit. You just had to love her. She has left a lot of great memories for all of us and her family....”
- Harry Kuhl

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:34 PM
“Our thoughts & prayers to all of Carrie’s family. Remember her as one of the sweetest ladies.
Bill & Fran Lawson”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:54 PM
“Jeanette, Stan, Chris and your family. Larry and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Larry and Sue Mersereau

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:15 PM
“So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers”
- Santino Moschettieri

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:50 PM
“Ms. Carrie put the "grand" in grandmother for me, my wife and kids and I know that she will be missed by many. My prayers for all of the family and for the repose of her dear soul. May God envelop you in his warm and loving arms!”
- Gregory Alexander

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 3:35 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers for Carrie and her family. She was one special lady! 🙏🏻”
- Jody and Carol Guggisberg

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:02 PM
“As “you kids” know Harley& I adored your mother. Harley considered her his second mother. I spent more time on the steps with Carrie watching the little kids and discussing anything and everything. She was such an awesome, knowledgeable lady. We always made it a point to visit her at least once a year if not more, those visits were so much fun.....she was so sharp and the stories she could share. We are so thankful we were there a couple months ago, she was our Carrie and awonderful visit it was. I always admired how she raised you kids as a single mother, bettering herself at the same time. She touched so many lives and shared so much love. She certainly will be missed. If we could age as gracefully as she did it would be great. weareunable to make the services, I am having some pulmonologist problems at this time. We pray your faith, family, and friends will help at this time. God gained a very special angel .”
- Harley & Delores Edgerton

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:41 PM
“Jeanette and family. I am saddened at your lose. She lived a long and happy life. ”
- Donella L. Watkinson

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“What a delight Carrie was here at Westhaven Community. Always a delight to visit with - and a teacher right to the finish. She is missed greatly by many residents and staff! She was dearly loved by all! May the family truly experience the peace of Christ now and in the days to come.”
- Chaplain Jeff McDowell

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:51 AM
“Such a wonderful life she led, and an inspiration for so many. Condolences to her family. ”
- Marlene Buckley

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:29 AM
“My sympathy and prayers to all of the family. Carrie taught third and fourth grade at St. Francis when I was there. She was a friend to my mother and dad and such a caring teacher, parent and friend. Her lovely smile and infectious laugh with the little lean of her head made you feel the love she gave to others. All of you are so lucky that Carrie lived such a long productive life. I am sorry I will not be able to attend her funeral. Dianne Powers Modlin ”
- Dianne K. Modlin

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10:01 PM
“Such a sweet lady! So sorry for your loss.”
- Renee Bronzynski

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:23 PM
“Dear Jeanette and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, but I also rejoice with you all as you celebrate such an extraordinary matriarch! What a precious lady.
Love you all and I am keeping you in my prayers.
Carol Joy”
- Carol Joy Born

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:56 PM
“I am saddened to hear of Carrie’s passing. She was a familiar face growing up across the street from where the Owen family resided. Many, many memories of Carrie and family. I know she will be missed!”
- Joan Mahaffa Tice

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:07 PM
“My Deepest Sympathy to all of Carrie Owens family .
Laura Dischler Rodriguez ”
- Laura Dischler Rodriguez

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:54 PM
“To Carrie’s family - Greg & I would like to express our sympathy to you. Carrie was an amazing woman and I know she will be missed by so many. ”
- Dee Jones Lange

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