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Frances Arlean Owens/Holley/Green
Frances Arlean Owens/Holley/Green

Cemetery services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Twin Oaks Memorial Park for Frances Arlean Owens/Holley/Green of Lake Stevens, Wash.

Arlean, 84, passed away Nov. 11, 2015, at her home in Lake Stevens with her daughter by her side.

Nephews Lonnie Owens and Dan Holley will officiate at the services. A celebration of Arlean’s life will follow at the home of Verna Owens in Artesia.

Arlean was born July 22, 1931, in Portales, the eldest of seven children of Nellie and Frank Owens. She graduated from Artesia High School in 1950 and married Marvin Holley in 1951. The couple had a daughter, Marlene, in 1955 and lived in Artesia for another 12 years.

Early in her career, Arlean worked for the Artesia Daily Press, Maljamar Co-Op, KSVP Radio, and Conoco Pipeline. While she was an avid reader from an early age and found adventure and talent in writing, she spent the majority of her career working in the oil industry.

In 1957, Arlean became the first president of the Artesia Desk & Derrick Club. The club’s purpose is to promote the education and professional development of individuals affiliated with the petroleum industry.

After divorcing in 1966, Arlean married Harry Green in 1974. She worked for Douglas Oil in California, Conoco Oil in Midland, Texas, and moved back to Artesia in the late 1980s, where she worked for Seven Rivers Cattle Company, Girl Scouts of America, and Brewer Oil Co. She retired in 2004 and moved to Washington.

Survivors include her daughter, Marlene Holley Lewis, of Washington; brothers J. Lynn and John Owens of Texas; sister Judy Carol Philips of Florida; grandchildren Ryann, Robbin and Scott; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents; and brothers Waynen, Ron and Raydean Owens.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad; the Kickin’ It for Cancer Relay for Life team of the American Cancer Society at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16GW?team_id=1929948&pg=team&fr_id=75512; or Paws & Claws of Artesia.

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