Dave Owens

David Ferrel Owens Jr. passed away on Sunday, May 21st, 2023, after a long, hard fought battle. 

Dave was born in Las Vegas, NV on March 12th, 1964 to the late David Ferrel Owens Sr. and Sharon Luce Owens. He grew up in Ferron, UT, where he enjoyed working on the farm with his Granddad, playing football, and got an early start in technical theatre. 

After graduating from Emery High School, Dave attended Snow College, where he met his sweetheart, Stacy Ann Terry. At Snow, Dave was instrumental in establishing the singing group Ascension, with which he was able to provide tech and perform. He also participated in technical theatre with various shows at Snow, including Lil Abner, and The Diary of Anne Frank. 

Dave and Stacy were married on January 24th, 1987, and spent their first 4 years married working in Bullfrog, UT–Dave as a security guard, and Stacy in the gift shop. They moved to Kanab, UT in 1990, shortly before they welcomed their first son, David Ferrel Owens III in February of 1991. They welcomed two more children in the following years, Kylie Esther Owens in 1992, and Tegan Robert Owens in 1994. 

Dave served Kane County as the I.T. Director for 28 years. During that time, he served the community as the community theatre technical director; served as an EMT, EMT course coordinator, and was on the state test team for 15 years; and was the director of Kane County Emergency management for 10 years.  After his retirement from the county in 2020, Dave continued serving the community as the chairman of the Kane County Arts Board, and as the chairman of the Symphony Board. He was an outspoken member of the community, an advocate for the arts, and a friend to many. There was never a time when he wasn’t willing to help a community member in need. 

Dave is beloved by his family–he was a supportive husband and father, and a loving grandfather. Anyone who was able to chat with Dave in recent years had the pleasure of hearing him rave about his two adored granddaughters. 

Dave is preceded in death by his father, David Ferrell Owens Sr., his brother Charles Edward Owens, and all of his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife Stacy; his sons David (Krystal), and Tegan; and his daughter Kylie (Jordan) Shepherd, and their two daughters, Sasha and Sofia; brothers: Steven, William (Brooke), and Daniel (Ashlie); sisters:  Nancy (Todd) Koerner, and Kate (Eric) Howes; and many various cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A public service will be held on Saturday, May 27th, at 4 pm, with a viewing to be held from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Kanab High School Auditorium. As with everything Dave did, all are welcome. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery.  Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary.

A livestream will be available at the following link shortly before the start of services at 4:00 pm.

Replay of Owens Service https://vimeo.com/831054724



  1. Nancy Merrell May 23, 2023 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I worked with Dave and Stacy for many years and really love their family. I’m thankful that I was able to give Dave a big hug when I saw him at physical therapy a few weeks ago. My love goes out to Stacy and family at this time

  2. Cheryl Nisonger May 23, 2023 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    One of the best. He will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  3. Dave White May 24, 2023 at 12:59 am - Reply

    I had the pleasure of working with Dave in Public Safety for 20 years. Dave was always challenging when needed but always straight forward with his approach and decision making. I considered Dave to be a true friend whom I’ll miss tremendously. Rest In Peace my dear friend!

  4. Dan Terry May 24, 2023 at 2:59 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear it. Stacy you are in my prayers.😭 May the Lord bless you in your time of loss. We love you.

  5. Mikel Sharp May 24, 2023 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Dave Owens was a great friend of mine. Please accept my condolences. I hope everything is going well for you now.

  6. Barbara Hansen May 24, 2023 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Stacy I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Know you are in our hearts and prayers.

  7. Bryan Freeman "Freeway" May 24, 2023 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Words cannot express my love for you and your family. Dave was great!! From the moment I met him, I knew he was special. He was my hero with always the perfect thing to say. He was a great leader and friend one could have ever had. My life was rich in knowing him and our hearts reach out to you at this time. We love you all.

  8. Bonnie Haycock May 27, 2023 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I loved working with Stacy & Dave in Kane County. I can’t Imagine football games or theater in Kanab without Dave & Stacy close by offering support sharing their talents. Dave will be missed. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you today.

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