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Ida Owensby

April 2, 1930 — April 10, 2019

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Ida Evangeline "Vange" Owensby, daughter of the late Tomas and Maria Lucia "Lucy" Manzanares, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 89.

Vange is survived by her husband of 67 years, William "Bill" Thomas Owensby II; two children, Paul Owensby (Connie) of Fayetteville, NC and Mary Owensby (Steve Perry) of Cincinnati, OH; and one grandson, William Thomas Owensby III of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by four siblings, Erma Ferrell of Crocket, CA, Carl Vallejos (Nadine) of Roseville, CA, Daniel Vallejos-Avila of Sacramento, CA, and Maxine Rixman (Rob) of Rantaul, IL.

Vange is preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Owensby; three sisters, Dorothy Young, Andria Manzanares, and Margie Vallejos; one brother, Billy Vallejos; grandmother, Santana Avila; and her stepfather, Al Vallejos.

Vange was born in Crowley, CO on April 2, 1930. Vange met and married Bill, the love of her life, in Colorado Springs, CO. After Bill returned from serving in the Korean War, they moved to North Carolina where they raised the kids. Vange graduated from Robeson Tech and retired from DuPont. She loved cooking, sewing, and traveling. She enjoyed volunteering at church and homeless shelters. Vange was a very loving person, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, April 27
    11:00 AM

    St. Ann Catholic Church

    357 N. Cool Spring Street
    Fayetteville, NC
    (910) 483-3216
  • Reception following the Mass

    Saturday April 27

    St. Ann Catholic Church

    357 N. Cool Spring Street
    Fayetteville, NC
    (910) 483-3216
  • Burial

    Saturday, April 27
    2:00 PM

    Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery

    2891 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC
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