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Obituary for Cherie Owens

February 13, 2021
Rising Sun, Maryland


Cherie Ann Owens, age 77 of Rising Sun, Maryland, died Saturday, February 13, 2021, of ovarian cancer. Cherie was born December 17, 1943 in Atchison, KS to the late Juanita (Potter) Markham and Earl Baughman. She was preceded in death by her older sister, Kay (Baughman) Pullum.
"Cher," as she was known by many, grew up in an Air Force family and moved nearly every two years, living for a time in Panama, Puerto Rico, and Texas. She graduated from Armijo High School, Fairfield, CA and later attended Goucher College and Cecil Community College in Maryland.
Cher retired from W.L. Gore in 2008, where she worked for 19 years as an administrative assistant. In earlier years she was a civil employee with the U.S. Air Force and later worked at the Cecil County Library (serving for a time as the Rising Sun Branch Librarian).
Cherie is survived by her husband of 57 years, the Reverend Harold (Hal) Owens; three children: Paul, Rachel Elisabeth and Luke (and their spouses); six grandchildren: Katherine Maria, Matthew, Austin, Nick, Ethan and Eleni; three great granddaughters: Addison, Delaney and Elodie; and her younger sister, Jeanne.
Cherie was a gifted artist and quilter. Her paintings expressed her gentle and subdued personality and made her home an art gallery. Her passion in these later years was quilting. She loved putting together pieces of colorful cloth and making artistic wall hangings and warm blankets. During the last few months, she tried to make quilts for each of her children and their spouses, each of her grandchildren and three great granddaughters. Several of these and twenty-five others still need to be quilted. Our heartfelt thanks to Cher's friend, Sheila Wolle, for volunteering to quilt all of these on her quilting machine, so that Cher's intent can be fulfilled.
We thank the Kaufman Cancer Center and Amedisys Hospice for their ministry. Both are top-notch and their care meant much to us. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Kaufman Cancer Center or the Amedisys Hospice Foundation, sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, Rising Sun, Maryland.
A celebration of Cherie's life will be held privately and at the convenience of the family due to Covid restrictions.

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