Karen Margaret Owens, 73, of Manhattan Beach, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2013. She was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan on August 24, 1939. She grew up in Inglewood with her parents, Augie and Margaret and older brother, John and she graduated from Morningside High School. She was married to the love of her life, Wally, on September 29, 1962 and they made their home in Manhattan Beach, where they raised their two sons, Ian and Ron. They were joyfully married until his untimely passing in 2003. She is survived by Ian and his wife, Cindy, Ron and his wife, Teresa and her four grandchildren: Talia, Ariana, Kelsen and Kai, as well as her brother, John Kelsen and his family. She also leaves behind by many other family members and friends. The memorial service will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, May 10th at White and Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Surfrider Foundation in honor of Karen's life.