Timothy Paul Owen, 71, of Billings, a retired pastor who had been involved in Peacemaker Ministries, died in his home on Sunday, April 7, 2013, of a glioblastoma brain tumor.
He was born in Leadville, Colo., on May 2, 1941, the second son of Estel and Frances Owen. He married Edie Marjerrison on June 22, 1962.
He graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Portland State University and earned a master of divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in June 1967. In June 1983 he received a doctor of ministry in theology from Fuller.
He was the youth pastor at Little Church of Sherman Oaks and at Garland Avenue Alliance Church in Spokane, Wash. In October 1970 he became pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Ellensburg, Wash. He received ordination from the Christian and Missionary Alliance in May 1973.
After 31 years as the pastor in Ellensburg, he became Rocky Mountain District superintendent in Billings, where he retired in August 2012. Over the last 10 years he became involved in Peacemaker Ministries, working to resolve conflict through biblical principles.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Randy and Geoff,; five grandchildren; his mother; brothers, David and Phil; and sisters, Kathy and Elaine.
A celebration of his life will be held at Faith Chapel in Billings at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, with a reception to follow at 517 Shiloh Road. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Donations for the C&MA Conciliation Ministries may be sent in care of Tim Owen Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500. For information, call the C&MA Rocky Mountain District Headquarters at (406) 656-4233.