November 27, 1934 ~ July 6, 2021

Born in: Argyle, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Yvonne was born in 1934 in Argyle, Texas to Johnie and Frances Miller and went home to be with our Lord on July 6, 2021. The funeral service will be Monday, July 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas, with visitation starting at 12:00. The interment will be at Bryan City Cemetery.

Yvonne married Bob Owens in June 1952. The family moved to Bryan in 1966. She was proud to be one of the first women to get a degree from Texas A&M University in 1970. She was a teacher at Sul Ross and Johnson Elementary schools. She went on to work for and retire from The Texas A&M Foundation. Yvonne was a devoted Christian who served the Lord in whatever capacity was needed at her church. BonBon was well loved by her community, family, and extended family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, W.R. Bob Owens (Bro. Bob), and her sister Elaine Weisser of New Mexico, and her sister-in-heart Mary Evelyn Owens. She is also survived by children, Vicki Holmgreen (Rick), Wendye Halliwell, Robyn Owens-Brown and Jim Owens. Her grandchildren are Jennifer Holmgreen Howard (Graig), Kristyn Holmgreen Reel (Ben), Lindsay Halliwell (Michael Ayala), Kelsye Halliwell, Aubry Halliwell, Kory Owens, Kaleb Brown (Shaunna), Jeffrey Owens and Jonathan Owens (Brittany) and 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Organization for Autism Research.


Visitation: July 12, 2021 12:00 pm - July 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Funeral Service: July 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Interment: July 12, 2021 3:00 pm

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. I will miss you BonBon, even though I know we shall meet again one day!!

    Jesus said unto her, “I am the resurrection, and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11: 25-26

    Kelsye Halliwell

  2. Mama was the living example of unconditional love, patience and acceptance of every person who came into her life. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. I just know she is singing joyfully in the presence of the Lord and I know there are many stars in her crown. Until we meet again.

  3. Mrs. Yvonne Owens was truly a woman who knew the Lord and it showed every day of her life. I grew up with Bro. Bob, Yvonne and their family at church and as dear friends. Yvonne was the most loving, compassionate and giving ladies I have ever known! She will be missed by her family and a multitude of friends she has met along her earthly journey! Mrs. Yvonne, I know you are playing the piano and singing God’s Praises in Heaven. Until we meet again my sweet friend, watch over all of us! I love you!

  4. I’m asking God to be with you as you lay Yvonne Owens to rest. She was your Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Sweet BonBon Is at Peace. Heaven rejoices her homecoming, but I know you have such mixed feelings. My heart is with you as you mourn the loss of one so special and kind. She lived a productive, giving life. Now, God says, “Well done my Good and Faithful Servant.” Sending prayers for your comfort snd peace.
    With my heartfelt sympathy, Marla Wood

  5. Yvonne was a special lady in Christ. Memories of years ago. Years ago we came to your church with Brother Owens being pastor. We shall meet again.
    Pat Miles Whitfield

  6. So sorry for your loss Wendye — prayer for the family but we do know there is no more suffering and foe that let us rejoice !

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