FREEPORT — Charlotte Catherine Owen, 90, died May 5 at Hawthorne House in Freeport, where she had been in long-term care since February 2011.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1921, to Benjamin J. and Dora M. Mulcahy in Worcester, Mass.
She spent her childhood in Leicester, Mass., where she attended Leicester High School, graduating in 1939.
In 1942, she married Gene Owen, then manager of Leicester’s famed Castle Restaurant. At the outbreak of World War II, her husband enlisted in the U.S. Navy and, like many young women at that time, she dedicated herself to home and family while her husband served. Their first daughter, Lynda Jean, was born while her father served abroad; the second, Donna Lee, was born with the wave of post-war baby boomers.
After the war the couple moved several times. In 1951 they took up residence in Sharon, Mass. A move to Yarmouth in 1958 brought them to the home where they would live out their lives.
Owen worked for many years as a bank teller for Canal (Key) Bank in Yarmouth.
She and her husband were affectionately known as “Mom and Pop Owen” by many of their daughter’s friends. They later avidly followed the activities of their granddaughters. Her love of family and sports followed her through the years; she and her husband avidly followed the Red Sox and attended Maine Mariners hockey games.
Owen volunteered with the Yarmouth Health Council and worked with cataract surgery patients. She and her husband traveled and enjoyed exploring many interesting and exotic parts of the world in their later years.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Jean Hathaway of Yarmouth and Donna Lee Stokes and her husband, Monty, of Crewe, Va.; four grandchildren, Lisa Justice Hathaway of Moab, Utah, Kristen Dearborn Stills and her husband, Stephen, of Beverly Hills, Calif., Jason Gregory Evans of San Fransisco, Calif., and Patrick Owen Evans of Denver, Colo.; great-grandsons Henry Owen Stills and Oliver Ragland Stills and Hunter Owen Evans; great-granddaughter, Madison Clare Evans; niece, Sandra Mae Thibaud; best friend, Nancy Fernald; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be private. She will be buried alongside her husband at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Donations may be made in Ownen’s memory to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.