Owens, Charles William "Willie" a 50 year resident of Hawthorne, passed away on August 13, 2005, at his home in Hawthorne, California. He was born in Shelby, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army prior to World War II. Charles was 84 when he died. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vaudine Owens, his sons, William Owens, Charles Owens and daughters, Bettie Auceda & Barbara Johnson of Indio, CA, and a sister, Jean Goettman of Joaquin, Texas. Charles is also survived by two grandchildren, Sheri Klintworth & Kurt Auceda, and three great grandchildren, Paul Cody & Cassie Klintworth of Lakewood, CA. A gathering of family & friends will be Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. (310)792-7599. The Service will also be at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, August 18, 2005, 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 182nd St., Redondo Beach, CA.

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  1. I believe that Willie did not go where the path lead him. I believe that he went where there was no path and he left a trail. And what a trail he left for all to follow. God bless all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  2. We’re so sorry for your loss. I wish we could be there with you at this time. Our love to you all.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember “Grandpa Willie” as a very kind and thoughtful man. I have always felt like he was part of our family. Please considered yourselves all hugged by me. Thinking of all of you…. Peg

  4. Love you all. You’re just down home wonderful folks and family. (I KNEW he was a Texan!) He was just that friendly.

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