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Owens, Bonnie Maureen b. October 1, 1929 d. April 24, 2006 Country Singer. Born Bonnie Maureen Campbell to a sharecropping family, she moved with her parents to Mesa, Arizona when she was 12 and became known in her teens as one of the state's best yodelers. At age 15, she met Buck Owens at a roller-rink and sang with him on local radio shows, appearing with a group called Mac MacAtee and the Skillet Lickers. They married in 1948 when she was 18 and had two sons, Buddy and Michael. In the early 1950s, the couple moved the family to Bakersfield...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary and Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Owens, Buck b. August 12, 1929 d. March 25, 2006 Country Music Singer, Composer, Entrepreneur. He was born Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. in Sherman, Texas to a sharecropper family of ten. They mirrored the mythical family in "The Grapes of Wrath." Caught up in the Dust Bowl, a weather phenomena which plagued the Southwest portion of the US in the twenties, Alvis then eight and the rest of the family with their meager possessions headed west. Home happened where the car broke down which was Mesa, Arizona. The youngster would quit school at...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary and Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA