|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1923|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 2008|
Gospel preacher. Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 11. Rule, Texas - Albert Owen Aikin of Rochester, Texas, living at the Haskell Healthcare Center in Haskell, Texas, passed away Sunday morning March 9, 2008. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Rule Church of Christ with John Greeson officiating. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of McCauley - Robison Funeral Chapel, Rule. Owen Aikin was born on August 23, 1923 in San Jon, New Mexico. His parents were Margaret Edna Owen and Wilbur Aikin of Stamford, Texas (both deceased). Owen has one surviving sister, Celia Jantz of Estancia, New Mexico. Owen married Elda Jean Hook of Rochester, Texas on April 18, 1943 and was married 61 years before the passing of Elda in 2004. They adopted three children: Edward Owen Aikin (adopted in Oregon, now deceased), Herbert Otto Aikin (adopted in Germany) and Linda Kay Farrier (adopted in France). He is survived by his son Otto (Snyder, TX) and his daughter Linda (Dallas, TX). Owen also has two grandcildren, Lisa and Herbert of Arkansas. Owen attended Abilene Christian College where he received his Bachelor's degree and while working on his Master's degree (lacking only 2 credits) he put his further education on hold in order to work for the Lord as a missionary. As a missionary he lived in France (20 years) and Quebec, Canada (9 years) where he started the work for the Lord for the Church of Christ. Owen also traveled to Haiti and Cuba to be of service to the Churches of Christ there. His life was a life of sacrifice - he always thought of the other person first and sought out people that he could help, even after moving to the Haskell Healthcare Center (HHCC) in Haskell, Texas in January of 2007. He really enjoyed the HHCC - the people there were his friends and they wanted him there and he wanted to be there. It was a blessing that he was able to live there. The Lord blessed Owen throughout his life - and right now he would want to leave you with a blessing: "The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26.
Elda Jean Hook Aikin (1923 - 2004)
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
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