Viola Edgley Owens, 88, of Dale City, passed away on Feb. 4, 2021, from COVID-19 pneumonia.
Vi was born in Lake Placid, NY, on Sept. 25, 1932, but spent most of her life in Virginia as a dedicated wife and mother. Vi was a friend to everyone she encountered. She was a lover of animals and never without at least a couple of dogs and cats in the house. She loved to travel and would think nothing of packing up the dogs, cats and even a bird to travel across county in her motor home.
In her travels, Vi visited all 50 states, many several times, and numerous foreign countries. She loved to be surrounded by family and never missed an important event, including sporting events, weddings, births, graduations, and any other family celebration. Vi was very adventurous and continued bowling and skiing well into her golden years. She was an avid sports fans supporting all of the DC teams and rarely missed watching a game. A member of Dale City Baptist Church for many years and very strong in her faith, Vi has rejoined her loving husband of 64 years, George Thomas Owens who preceded her in death in 2016. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Earl & Vivian Edgley, and her brother, Kenneth Edgley.
She is survived by four children, Randy Owens and wife, Gini; Tom Owens; Jeff Owens and wife, Wendy; Kim Owens and husband, Ken Seig; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all of whom love her very much.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, Vi's service will be private. Her cremains will be buried at Quantico with her husband, and the family requests that you visit their gravesite at a time of your choosing to pay respects.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vi's honor to Alzhiemer's (alz.org) or your local Humane Society.