William Wilson Owen ’41 died on November 13, 2003, in Bath.
William Wilson Owen ’41 died on November 13, 2003, in Bath. Born in Portland on July 8, 1919, he prepared for college at Morse High School in Bath and attended Tufts University from 1937 to 1940, when he transferred to Bowdoin and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1941, he worked at the Bath Iron Works as a data processor before entering the U.S. Army, in which he served from 1942 to 1946 and attained the rank of second lieutenant. After the war, he attended Boston University Law School for a year and then worked again at the Bath Iron Works until 1950, when he returned to active duty in the Army. He served in the Army until his retirement in 1967 as a major, following assignments that included Japan, Germany, Loring Air Force Base in Maine, Korea, and the Army Language School at the Presidio, Monterey, CA. He received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service and the Bronze Star while in Korea. In retirement he worked for some years as a loan officer with the Bath Savings Bank. He served as treasurer of the Grace Episcopal Church in Bath and was a member of the Bath Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and the American Red Cross. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Quinn Owen, whom he married in 1948; two daughters, Colleen R. Evans and Sandra U. Gerow, both of Phippsburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.