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 Maribel Vinson Owen

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Maribel Vinson Owen Famous memorial

Birth
Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
15 Feb 1961 (aged 49)
Kampenhout, Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium
Burial
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot
Story Chapel Columbarium, Alcove B
Memorial ID
5601 View Source

Olympic Medal Recipient. She was an American bronze medal winner in Lady's single Figure Skating at Lake Placid Olympics in 1932. She was a two-time World Figure Skating Championship medalist, placing silver in 1928 and bronze in 1930. She was the 1937 North American champion and a nine-time U.S. national champion. She became a widow in 1952 when her husband died suddenly of a heart attack. Along with her two daughters, Laurence and Marbel, she coached Tenely Albright, who was awarded America's first Olympic Gold Medal in Ladies figure skating in 1956. She and her two daughters perished in an aircraft crash along with coaches and the entire 18-member United States figure skating team, who were aboard the Sabaena Airline flight en route to the 1961 World Championship in Prague.

Olympic Medal Recipient. She was an American bronze medal winner in Lady's single Figure Skating at Lake Placid Olympics in 1932. She was a two-time World Figure Skating Championship medalist, placing silver in 1928 and bronze in 1930. She was the 1937 North American champion and a nine-time U.S. national champion. She became a widow in 1952 when her husband died suddenly of a heart attack. Along with her two daughters, Laurence and Marbel, she coached Tenely Albright, who was awarded America's first Olympic Gold Medal in Ladies figure skating in 1956. She and her two daughters perished in an aircraft crash along with coaches and the entire 18-member United States figure skating team, who were aboard the Sabaena Airline flight en route to the 1961 World Championship in Prague.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 6 Jun 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5601
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5601/maribel-vinson-owen: accessed ), memorial page for Maribel Vinson Owen (12 Oct 1911–15 Feb 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5601, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .