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Patrick Lee Owens


Patrick Lee Owens

Born: Sat., Nov. 21, 1970

Died: Sun., Dec. 18, 2016


10:00 AM Thu., Dec. 22, 2016

Location: Redby Community Center

Traditional American Indian Service

10:00 AM Fri., Dec. 23, 2016

Location: Redby Community Center

"Agaasi Ogimaa (Little Chief)" English name, Patrick "PO" Lee Owens, 46, of the White Headed Eagle Doodem entered the spirit world Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Roseau, Minnesota due to an automobile accident. He was born November 21, 1970 to Melvin Sr & Lucille Owens in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Family welcoming "Agaasi Ogimaa" are his parents, Melvin Sr & Lucille Owens, grandparents; maternal Allen Sr & Mary (Mosher) Kingbird-Ponemah Point, paternal Cleveland & Elizabeth (Black Dog) Owens-Poplar Montana, brother Lowell Kingbird, niece Renee Kingbird, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Left to cherish his memories are his daughters; Lanaye Owens-Warroad, Murielle Owens-Red Lake, and Samantha Smith-Redby; brothers; Melvin Jr (Brenda) Owens-Redby, Leon Kingbird-Minneapolis, and Gerald (Jerry) Kingbird-Red Lake; sisters; Linda Johnson-Redby, Melinda Owens-Bemidji, Melissa Owens-Redby, Peggy Johnson-Ponemah, twin-Patricia Owens-Red Lake; aunt Margaret (Russell) Porter-Bemidji; grandchildren; Zachariah McNeal-Red Lake, Bradley Sayers-Warroad, numerous nephews and nieces he considered his own children.

"Agaasi Ogimaa" lived his entire life in Redby; attended Red Lake High School. Known for his mechanic work, he also worked as a blackjack dealer, security guard and public area cleaner for Thief River Falls Casino, Warroad Casino, and the Redby Garage. He was willing to help family members when asked upon on his spare time, enjoyed visiting with family, and listening to his AC/DC music.


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