Christian Duvall Owen

Christian Duvall Owen

2001 – 2023

It is with the utmost sadness that we wish to inform you of the passing of our son, Christian Duvall Owen. He experienced a sudden medical event while kayaking in Lake LBJ in Marble Falls, Texas on March 16th, 2023 and went to the Lord for eternity. Christian had not been feeling well for some months with multiple doctors unable to diagnose the illness. 

He leaves behind his parents Steve and Kelly Owen, sisters Kaitlin Owen and Amanda Owen, grandmother Lina Owen, grandfather Kent Carlisle, grandparents Gigi and Aubrey Linne, great uncle and aunt, Rick and DeeAnn Carlisle, great aunt Shirley O’Neil, uncle and aunt, Kent and Heather Carlisle, cousins Melanie and Baylee Carlisle, uncle Randy Owen and cousin Gavin Owen, aunt Jami Owen, cousin Aurora Owen Carter and husband Clayton, cousins Cashford Owen and wife Katie Owen and their children Sophia and Shepherd Owen, in addition to 6 step aunts and uncles and 16 step cousins.

Christian was born in Midland, Texas on May 14th, 2001. He attended Midland Christian School from kindergarten to 3rd grade. His heart’s call to baptism came in the 1st grade and he was baptized that year at Stonegate Fellowship Church. The family moved to Oklahoma in 2010 where Christian attended Emmanuel Baptist School in Enid for the remainder of 3rd grade and then moved to Edmond. He attended Casady School from 4th through 12th grade and was a member of Crossings Community Church. 

Christian had a tremendous love for everyone. His spirit walk was a testimony to all. He loved going to church whenever he could. He was a student Chaplin during his time at Casady School. He was such a giver and loved so deeply. He was a humble servant. He was always there whenever anyone needed him. He noticed and valued everyone. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with friends and family. Hosting friends for barbecues, movie nights, swimming pool parties, poker, pool and game parties, all brought him immense joy. He loved bringing people together. 

Christian played football and baseball, ran track, wrestled and was active in various clubs and organizations. Christian received numerous awards for leadership, character and athleticism. He participated as a lawyer and judge in the Youth and Government organization. He and a best friend, Ford, competed and placed in the National finals in Chicago. Christian was a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of College Station, Texas and was a big brother to a young adolescent. He poured his heart, soul and commitment into making a difference in his young life. Christian was a Junior at Texas A&M University majoring in Environmental Studies in the College of Geosciences and was on the Dean’s Honor roll. He was a member of the Iron Spikes – a Social, Spirit and Service Men’s Organization at the University. Christian also loved the outdoors and spending time at his ranch. He loved hiking, camping, exploring nature, fishing and hunting. He even became a “Fourteener” successfully ascending Torrey’s Peak, a difficult 14,000’ mountain peak in Colorado. Christian was also a master woodworker (he would deny master) making wonderful furniture and everyday items for family and friends. Christian loved photography, drone flight and music. He was a self-taught guitarist and wrote his own songs. 

Christian was a kind, sincere, loving, generous, hardworking, thoughtful, protective, dependable, courageous, committed, creative, intelligent, sensitive, witty/funny, honest, loyal, Christian young man. He was light and love and joy to us.  Christian’s final earthly gift was as a tissue and organ donor to 100+ recipients.

We are shattered and broken by his loss from our lives, but we will continually thank and praise God for the 21 years of pure joy he brought, and the faith inspired difference he made in our lives.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the 25th day of March in the Casady School Chapel located at 9500 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Following will be a reception on site and a graveside burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Christian Owen Scholarship Fund at Casady School – 9500 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, OKC, OK  73120 and/or National Parks -National Park Service, Accounting Operations Center, c/o RDMT Deposits, 13461 Sunrise Valley Drive, Herndon, VA 20171 and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters – 315 Tauber St, College Station, TX 77840

 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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