Delmond Owens

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 4, 2011

A memorial service for Delmond Owens of New York City, formerly of Simpson in Vernon Parish, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 9 at the Simpson Church of God, in Simpson. Delmond (Del) died at his residence on March 21, at the age
of 70 years and 5 months.
He was born on October 9, 1940 in Leesville, to David Everette and Dona (Cooley) Owens. He is survived by two brothers, Everette Jr. and wife Doris of Austin, Texas and Donald and wife Linda of Simpson; one
sister, Bobbye Gordy also of Simpson; four nieces, Rosalyn Lee of Stone Wall, Texas, Ellene Owens of Pineville, Carol Lacook, of Jersey Village, Texas and Donna Douzart of Simpson; four nephews, Rodney Owens of Austin, Texas, Mark Owens of Pineville,
Michael Gordy of Humble, Texas and Jonathon Owens of Pineville. In addition to his parents, he is preceeded in death by one brother, Rev. Wayne Owens; his brother-in-law, Herbert Gordy; and one nephew, Air Force Staff Sgt. David Owens.
was a 1958 graduate of Simpson High School. He attended Gulf Coast Bible College, McNeese, Northwestern and LSU before relocating to Laramie, Wyo. where he studied languages and taught Russian at the University. Moving East, he taught languages at
Brown University in Providence, R.I., prior to being recruited into federal service. After a short time at other agencies, he was employed by the FBI, from which he had been retired for approximately three years.
A lifelong lover and
performer of music, he had served as pianist and organist for several churches and was active in numerous musicale entertainment associations of NYC, including the Association for the Preservation of Sheet Music.
An avid outdoorsman,
mountain climber and photographer of nature, his pictures have appeared on the walls of the Jacob Javits Federal Building, FBI Headquarters, and Sierra Club, where he also taught nature photography. To him, a perfect picture was one which was “absent
of the hand of man.”
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Simpson Cemetery Association.