WHIDBEY, Wash. — Roy V. Owen, 84, Sgt. Major, USMC, (Ret.), formerly of Idaho Falls, died Oct. 22, 2007.
He was born in Corvallis, Ore., on Oct. 23, 1923. He moved with his family to Idaho Falls and enlisted in the National Guard in 1939. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from November 1941 until retirement in August 1969. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
He married Bertha I Fink in Idaho Falls. After retiring from the military, he worked as a boiler plant operator in Oak Harbor, Wash.
He was a life member of the U.S. Marine Raider Association, the Disabled Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fleet Reserve. Roy enjoyed golfing at the Whidbey Golf and Country Club.
He requested cremation and burial at sea with no services.
Survivors include his brother, Carrol Owen of Idaho Falls.