GOUVERNEUR- Higouhi "Hi" Owens, age 87, of Gouverneur, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Riverledge Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
There will be calling hours for Hi on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Her funeral service will be on Friday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church with Fr. Gregory Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at East Riverside Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Higouhi was born on February 19, 1932 in Massena, NY to the late George and Takouhi (Sivadjian) Markarian. She graduated from Massena Central School in 1950. On August 8, 1954, she married Charles Owens at St. John's Episcopal Church in Massena. She helped work at her father's dry-cleaning business in Massena and was a secretary for the Episcopal Church in Malone and in Gouverneur. She was a member of the Gouverneur Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, golfing, gardening and playing cards; especially bridge.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; a son and his wife, Bruce and Linda Owens of Albuquerque, NM; two daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Richard Kio of Gouverneur and Sandra and Michael Hosier of Auburn; a brother and his wife, Arsen and Barbara Markarian of Rochester; a sister, Arpina Markarian of Cayce, SC; two grandsons, Nathan Charles and Irina Owens and Jacob Carl and Tiffany Owens and a great granddaughter, Avery Bryne Owens.
Hi is predeceased by a brother, Bogus Markarian.
Donations may be made in Higouhi's memory to the North Country Community Foundation Evergreen Scholarship, 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of one's choice.