Thelma Abernethy Owen

Thelma Abernethy Owen

Passed: January 07, 2010

Thelma Abernethy Owen

Passed: January 07, 2010


Owen Thelma Abernethy, 82, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. “Bill” Owen, Jr.; sisters, Mary Crowder and Edith Thompson, and grandson, Grayson Owen. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Tom Hemphill; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Lori Owen; daughter, Sarah Owen; grandchildren, Zachary and Lora Hemphill, Elliott and Reid Owen, and sister Mozelle White. Mrs. Owen was a retired administrative assistant with the Chesterfield Education Association. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, 901 S. Providence Road, Richmond, VA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Providence United Methodist Church or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Grayson Owen Scholarship Fund, 8154 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA.

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4 responses to Thelma Abernethy Owen

  1. To Kim, Tom and family,Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Kim, Joe and Family: I was so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. I have such fond memories of her when Kim & I were in school together. She was such a warm, kind and welcoming lady.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Warmly, Mary-Leslie

  3. Barbara Mann says:

    Thelma was such a large and important part of the running of the CEA. She was typing and making copies before computers and digital copying capabilities, and before any VEA UniServ staff were in the office. She made the CEA President, Board, and members look good. She typed speeches and stayed late to help us get "Alerts," on orange paper, into large envelopes and into Reps’ hands and into schools when we were in a crisis.
    I remember when she had to crank the mimeograph machine to make copies and had to count them one by one, as she pulled the crank. We all helped each other. It was always a team effort and we laughed a lot. She was my calm in storms, and she had the most wonderful laugh. Her eyes would twinkle!

    Thelma was at the CEA office when Dawn Campbell was the CEA and District C President. She was there when a scholarship for teachers was named in Dawn’s memory. I have contributed to the "CEA Dawn Campbell Teachers Scholarship" in Thelma Owen’s memory. It was my great privelege to have known and worked with such a wonderful lady.

  4. Pam Martin says:

    I want to extend to you, Kim, and your Family – my deepest sympathy at the passing of your beloved Mother. I remember during the illness & death of my own Mother – what a loving & caring friend youwere to me. Such – I will never forget.

    I remember also during those years
    how diligent you always were in looking after your Mom – fixing her meals – making sure she had what she needed, etc. I know it meant a lot to her.

    Keep the Happy Memories of your
    life in your heart – for your Mom
    also will be in your heart forevermore. She is at Peace now
    as she walks the streets of Heaven.
    No worries. No sorrows. Just a constant assurance that she is
    completely healed and has no pain
    or struggles.

    May God Bless you, Kim and be with
    you in the weeks and months ahead.
    God walks beside you always and
    never leaves you alone.

    May God Bless you, my friend…..
    Pam Martin

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