Florence Estelle Owens, a former resident of Wallingford CT, and Hyde Park VT, died peacefully May 19, 2023 at Brookdale Assisted Living and Memory care in Greeneville, TN. Ms Flo, as she was known to all her caregivers, was born July 14, 1931, daughter of Laura Murchison. \n\nShe is survived by her daughter Marsha Curtis – husband Joe, son Joe Owens– wife Jamie, and stepson Ralph Owens; grandchildren Leslie Weaver (Philip), Paul Curtis (Kerry), Stephanie Lindgren (Chad), Casey Medlin (Jeff) , Joseph Robert Owens, and Sarah Kenerly (Colby); great-grandchildren Tim Dolan, Alex Gravel, Mariyah Fisk, Kolby Jones, Bryce Curtis, Tanner Curtis, Chase Harley Medlin , and Payton Grace Kenerly; great-great grandsons Mason Tallman, Colt Hess , and Jameson Dolan. Surviving also is her sister, Janice Truesdale; numerous nieces, nephews, and their extended families.\n\nShe was predeceased by her mother, her husband Homer, sisters Ruth Mercier, Shirley Willett, and Thelma Lundin.\n\nMs. Flo was active through the years with bowling leagues and teaching bowling, 4-H, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts when her children were young, the VA Ladies Auxiliary, the local TOPS group in Hyde Park VT., and her church in Vermont. She maintained a home in Sterling View for 30 years and was active with her social circle in the park. She loved spending time with her family, five generations strong. In her last years, Ms. Flo was cared for by the wonderful nurses, aides, and physicians associated with the\nBrookdale Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility, and Amedisys Hospice. We are so appreciative of all the people that knew and loved her and held her in their care for the past 5 years. She truly loved the crafts, music, church services, people, and especially the scenic van trips around the beautiful Smoky Mountain area in Tennessee where she lived her final years.\n\nA small memorial gathering will be held at Sterling View’s Senior Center in Hyde Park VT on September 18, 2023 from 5pm-7pm.\n\nInterment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo Maine, on September 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM.