Sunday, June 26, 2011
May God bless your kind heart Kristopher Kevin Owens
OWENS Kristopher Kevin, 32, passed away Sun, June 19, 2011 while on work assignment in Rochester, NY. He was born Oct 11, 1978 in Richmond, KY. Kris is survived by his beautiful wife, Kris Spikes, his parents, Amy Burke and John Owens. He is also survived by his siblings, Amanda Owens, Miles Owens, Will Burke and Brennan Burke; his stepfather, Randy Burke; and his most dedicated companion "Spike". He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Jim Karns, his paternal grandmother, Connie Owens, a multitude of cousins, aunts, and uncles. He is preceded in death by his beloved "Nana" - Jaramy Karns and grandfather, Robert Owens. Kris lived and traveled around the world during his life, and his adventurous spirit and love of learning and language was inspiring to all. He was a Governor's Scholar graduating from Tates Creek High School with an International Baccalaureate Scholarship in 1997. He went on to The University of Louisville where he studied French and linguistics. His Junior year he studied abroad in Montpelier, France. Kris will be remembered as the Trivial Pursuit Champion of the universe. He was loved most dearly by all he encountered. Kris' life will be celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral Sat, June 25th at 6pm; a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, any contributions may be made to The American Museum of Natural History, at www.amnh.org, or to "Save a Sato Foundation", at www.saveasato.org, a dog rescue organization Kris was active in while living in Puerto Rico.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on June 24, 2011