Marianne Lundberg Owen (May 30, 1938 – March 9, 2013)
Marianne was born and raised in Denmark. Marianne arrived in the United States in 1963 while participating in a nursing exchange program. She met, Wes, her husband-to-be, who at the time was her neighbor in the Kingston House Apartments; hitting it off immediately with their common love for the cultural and performing arts. Marianne and Wes were married in Denmark, where their son Jens was born in 1965. They returned to Denver and lived in a nice little house on St Paul Street near Cherry Creek. In 1967 their son Peter was born soon after they moved into their first home on Glencoe Street. In 1971 they adopted their daughter Stacy.
Marianne's career path started in Nursing, but eventually took her towards her passion for the arts, cumulating in the ownership of her framing shop "The Pumpkin Seed." She sold her shop and purported to retire, but in 2001, she and Wes built a new home from their cabin in Rollinsville. In 2004, Marianne and Wes moved to Lone Tree. Her husband Wes passed in 2007, while she persevered for over five years before once again being with her husband.
Marianne is survived by her son Peter and his wife Susan and their daughter Madison; by her daughter Stacy and her husband Morn and their children: Silk, Nastassia, Morn II, Lee Melvin, Rhyonha, Serene, Moriah and Nesiyah; by her son Jens and his wife Lisa and their son Erik. Preceding her in death were her husband Wesley Owen, her mother and father Edit and Aage Lundberg, and her brothers Peter and Jan.
After retiring Marianne became very involved in the Denver Danes and the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She lived life to it's fullest. Was so generous to so many people and didn't have a selfish bone in her body. She was always giving to anyone that came along and everyone loved her no matter how long they had known her. There was no age limit to the friends she kept.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 16, 2:00pm, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6322 South Lakeview St, Littleton, CO 80120. Reception at Marianne's home following the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Marianne may be made to InsideTheOrchestra.com/the-marianne-owen-memorial-fund
or The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Columbarium Fund.