Ken Owen, a high-profile Christian activist in Lodi who founded
an organization called Christian Community Concerns, died
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at age 76.
- Ken Owen at a glance
Born: Jan. 5, 1937 in Berryville, Ark.
Moved to Lodi: 1949, at age 12.
Education: 1955 graduate of Lodi High School.
Service: U.S. Navy, four years.
Occupation: Self-employed landscape contractor.
Church: Member of Century Assembly in Lodi for 42 years; was a deacon, board member, Sunday school teacher, senior commander of the Royal Rangers youth group, sang in church choir.
Family: Wife, Jan, retired secretary at Century Assembly; children Todd Owen, Joseph Cochrane and Christine Schock; six sisters, Virginia Snyder, Geneva Morrone, Carol Frost, Linda Lake, Judy Phillips and Shirley Scriven; a brother, Don Owen; and three grandchildren.
— Source: Ken and Jan Owen
- Service for Ken Owen
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ken Owen will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Century Assembly, 550 W. Century Blvd., Lodi. Committal will be private.
Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
A guestbook may be signed at www.lodinews.com/guestbook.
Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2013 2:21 pm
Updated: 6:17 pm, Sun Jul 21, 2013.
Ken Owen, who spent 25 years trying to add a Christian influence to local government and public schools, died Wednesday. He was 76.
Owen, a high-profile Christian activist, founded an organization called Christian Community Concerns, and participated in many Christ-related causes. He was frequently seen at Lodi City Council meetings to promote public prayer and posting of The Ten Commandments at City Hall while fighting the approval of adult bookstores and a cardroom.
Sunday, July 21, 2013 2:21 pm.
Updated: 6:17 pm.