Deborah Owens

Obituary of Deborah Owens

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Deborah Hornstra Owens of Auburn NY passed away on June 8, 2021 while she was in the Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Deborah grew up in Pompton Plains NJ, the middle of five children. Her parents were Nicholas and Lydia Hornstra, formerly of Pompton Plains then of Franklin NY. Debbie graduated from Pequannock Township High School in 1970 and married her high school sweetheart Steven Michael Owens in 1972. They lived in Sparta, then Hainesville NJ, Auburn NY, Sylvania OH, and moved back to Auburn in 2010. Debbie was a kind, loving, generous, creative person who loved reading, antiques, gardening and nature. She will be greatly missed by her husband Steven, daughter Stephanie Michelle of Wheat Ridge CO, sisters Dorothy Newcomb of Clarksville TX, Barbara Hornstra of Blairstown NJ and Elizabeth Hornstra of Oswego IL, brother Robert Hornstra of Wendell NC, all her nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her son, Brian David Owens. A private memorial will be held on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central NY in Auburn would be greatly appreciated.
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