Nathan Joe Owens Jr., 53, formerly of Beloit, died November 12, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. Cause of death: Complications of pneumonia and the elements after a prolonged stay in the hospital.
Date of birth: March 17, 1959. Place of birth: Louisiana. Graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. Worked at Bean Shoe Repair in South Beloit, IL. He had a passion for working with shoes. He was a destined wanderer whose heart belonged to Denver, CO. He was a voracious reader, worker of puzzles, and an overall truth seeker. He consumed library books by the stack. He never turned down a good laugh. He made a point to travel all over the US and he made friends easily wherever he went with his infectious smile and genuine nature.
Survived by: Father: Nathan Owens Sr. (Beloit, WI). Siblings: Corinne Preston (Escondido, CA), Jamie Owens (Selmer, TN), & Faith Grim (Beloit, WI). 2 Nephews: Ryan McQueen (Chillicothe, OH), Michael McQueen (Beloit, WI). 3 Nieces: Alicia Grim (Madison, WI), Kim Owens (Selmer, TN), Heather Owens (Selmer, TN). Friends: All those his presence touched.
Predeceased by (and date of death): Mother: Peggy Owens – February 1999
There will be no funeral service held. His remains will stay in the city where his heart felt home.
“And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.” – Robert Frost