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Christmas 2004

Christmas 2004 Contributed on June 16, 2013 | View Photo

Elect LeRoy

Elect LeRoy Contributed on March 14, 2009 | View Photo

2008 LeRoy at Jessica's graduation

2008 LeRoy at Jessica's graduation Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

2008  LeRoy and Granddaughters

2008 LeRoy and Granddaughters Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

2008 Montana

2008 Montana Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

1996 Twins with Dad

1996 Twins with Dad Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

1986 Ouray Reunion

1986 Ouray Reunion Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

1934 the family

1934 the family Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

Twins 1934

Twins 1934 Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Photo

1998 The Singer

1998 The Singer Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

Januaruy 2009

Januaruy 2009 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

LeRoy Owens family 1966

LeRoy Owens family 1966 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

Mary Jo, LeRoy and Jessica 2000

Mary Jo, LeRoy and Jessica 2000 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

LeRoy and Kaye Don 2005

LeRoy and Kaye Don 2005 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

LeRoy and Diane, Ashland 2005

LeRoy and Diane, Ashland 2005 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

50th Wedding Anniversary 2003

50th Wedding Anniversary 2003 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

Eugene 1974

Eugene 1974 Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Photo

LeRoy Owens and Daniel Owens at Rotary

LeRoy Owens and Daniel Owens at Rotary Contributed on February 25, 2009 | View Photo

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The theme for LeRoy's first campaign was "Call LeRoy" and the posters were silkscreened against a euclid green. Many were attached to 2x8' plywood banners that were on car roofs and all around his euclid green campaign bus. The bright green was hard on the eyes, but it worked. That campaign was documented in his book, "Memoirs of a Citizen Politician." This poster was more conservative and was not as successful.

Contributed on March 20, 2009 | View Comment

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Dad always brought his harmonica along to campfires and family events and played spirited old songs or soulful ballads.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Dad loved a spa. It started in Alaska. He made one out of an aluminum fish container used to hold salmon in Dillingham, Alaska. This is in Fresno, California.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Out enjoying nature perched on a stone. Dad liked to take long walks, especially early in the morning. He would say the sunrises were usually more beautiful than sunsets.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Two of the three grandaughters. The third must be getting her face painted.

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He never had a cavity in his life, must have been good minerals in the Boise water.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Dad was on the way to active duty and I was 6 months old.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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We were all so proud of Jessica, graduating in European Studies. We had to sit halfway down in the stadium and LeRoy made it fine and beat us back up the steps to leave!

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Not sure where this was, probably when Grandpa Paul lived in Port Angeles and LeRoy lived in Alaska.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Three of grandpa Paul's five children. Kaye Don, Carol and LeRoy. Oldest, youngest, tallest. Looks like it might have been in Eugene on Sutherlin Lane in the house Grandma Grace built.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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It is hard to imagine LeRoy, who grew to 6'4" tall, was once a babe in arms. Most of us knew him as a big, tall, warm man, bigger than life.

Contributed on March 11, 2009 | View Comment

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Nice portrait by Charles Jones a few months ago in Montana. Dad lived well and looked good right to the end.

Contributed on March 5, 2009 | View Comment

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The dust bowl years, no crops, hungry cattle, all Paul and Grace could grow was boys, as grandpa Paul used to say.

Contributed on March 5, 2009 | View Comment

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LeRoy and Raymond Owens in the middle. Row, Row, Row the boat ...

Contributed on March 3, 2009 | View Comment

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LeRoy, Grace, Raymond and Kaye Don Owens. Early years in Boise during the depression. "They had a good mother" Paul used to say when asked how his family turned out well.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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LeRoy, Kaye Don, David and Maria drove to Montana to celebrate Zada's 90th birthday and Elton's 60th. Charlei caught the moment we drove up to the grange hall.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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This one of my favorite photos. Dad was at the University of Oregon. It is the year I graduated from high school. We were out at the grandfolks' home, Paul and Grace, and took a little walk. It was near the end of the family's Eugene experience. Two years later LeRoy was in Samoa for a year, then up to Alaska. Doug graduated high school in Samoa, Daniel in Alaska. The grandfolks eventually moved up to Port Angeles. At this time we were together in Eugene and life was good.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Charlie Jones, Kaye Don and LeRoy visit at the Evan Owens ranch. It was great to see everyone. We never knew when it would be the last time we would be able to see each other. Six months later we lost LeRoy and Evan. It was nice to have that last visit.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Dad enjoyed his term as vice-principal at Woodrow Wilson High School. Sometimes he would bring one of us primary schoolers along when he to check after-school activiites. I remember one story repeated a few times when he found two boys who wanted to fight. He gave them both some oversized padded boxing gloves and took them to a room and let them have at it. They couldn't hurt each other though they tried. Soon they were completely exhausted and forgot why they needed to fight.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Call LeRoy was one of his major political themes. He tried to take time to talk to anyone who wanted to reach him, friend or foe. Grandpa Paul used a similar theme in his business in Idaho. "Call Paul" was in his regular ad in the Idaho Statesman.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Looks like dad building an observatory. He liked to get up high to enjoy the view and smoke a cigar or have a toast. Starting at River Road he build a crow's nets, a self-standing nest atop a steel pole, in Eugene on East 13th he made attic dormers. In Alaska he poked an observatory above the roof and In Ashland he put one over a sauna behind the house. It was a place to sit and think and dream, and to share this with others.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Mobilab was an in-service teacher training program that used early portable Sony cameras to record both teachers and students for replay to see themselves and the classroom dynamics. Dad was quite a phenom in education circles at that time.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Grandpa Paul was off in the army in the Philippines and like many American families they all worked to survive and help the war effort. Victory in Japan was cause to celebrate and hope for a better future.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Looks like a green Chrysler Plymouth Station Wagon. Looks like LeRoy was still in his 32x36" beanpole pants.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Grandpa Paul and two of his "little" boys

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Aunt Rita Slenning reading a book in Fresno with grand-niece Jessica, LeRoys first grandchild.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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A cup or coffee in Grandma's corelleware cup. It was unbreakable and just the thing when there were 10 grandchildren around. Grandma was in heaven when her family was around and it was infectious.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Paul, Kaye, LeRoy Delbert. Grandpa didn't mind playing it up for a photo, or maybe he was just hungry :)

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During military service after University of Idaho. Dad was a beanpole, 6'4". In his school they used to tell him to face people when he talked 'cause if he turned sideways he disappeared he was so skinny. :)

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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At Grandpa Paul's home in Port Angeles, Washington. LeRoy was working in Alaska at this time, I was down studying in Eugene. This was the workshop along the alley where grandpa did his pack-rat work, renamed alley rat. It was nice to be together.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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Catalpa Street in Boise, Idaho. Looks like grandpa Paul is the mystery man on the right.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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The front yard on Hilliard Lane out River Road, the first home LeRoy and Mary Jo bought in Eugene to raise the four Ds.

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Four generations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that was a nice moment.

Contributed on March 1, 2009 | View Comment

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These were the depression years, 5 years when the only crop for Paul and Grace was three boys. They migrated to Idaho a couple years later to find better opportunity. You can see the barren soil behind them. A visit today would show green grasslands.

Contributed on February 28, 2009 | View Comment

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The first grandchild :)

Contributed on February 27, 2009 | View Comment

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Raymond, Mary, Kaye Don, Carol and LeRoy. The three professors and their advanced degree sisters. A toast in grandma's kitchen.

Contributed on February 27, 2009 | View Comment

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Well, that 70s blow dry look helps set the time. It looks like a visit to Milwaukie from Alaska.

Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Comment

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Both were out standing in their fields.Grandpa called him "long boy" -- at 6'4" LeRoy was the tallest son.

Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Comment

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Just a month before LeRoy left us. He was happy and lived well to the end.

Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Comment

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Check out David;s Ansco box camera and Daniel's Daniel Boone hat!

Contributed on February 26, 2009 | View Comment

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Rotary with its "Service Above Self" was always a rewarding experience for LeRoy and those around him. He was a member of the Lithia Springs Rotary of Ashland. A meeting with son Daniel made this a special occasion.

Contributed on February 25, 2009 | View Comment

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Dad always loved to share his music and the inspiring words of great Americans. Here are a few of his compositions. http://www.ipacific.com/owens/leroy/ He would love that we enjoy his creative and inspiring messages in the future.

Contributed on February 25, 2009 | View Entry

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