James "Jim" Wesley Owens of Three Forks, Mont., died from cancer July 25, 2019. He was 84.

He was born June 16, 1935, in Hotchkiss.

Mr. Owens was a retired senior scientist from the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. He was a single engine aircraft flight instructor with many cub pilots under his wings. He was a member of the BPOE Elks for 59 years and belonged to the Bozeman, Mont. Lodge #463.

Mr. Owens is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deborah Bulmer of Three Forks, Mont.; sons, James Owens of Eugene, Ore., and Timothy Owens of Los Alamos, N.M.; sister, Bonnie (Robert) Noland of Montrose; brothers, Daryl Blosch, and Brian Blosch of Salt Lake City, Utah; and grandchildren, Wes Owens, Travis Owens, and Clayton Owens of Denver.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, David and Eugene.

Funeral arrangements are with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction. Committal will take place graveside Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction. A reception will be held at the Grand Junction Elks Lodge #575 at 249 S. 4th St., Grand Junction, at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bozeman Elks Lodge #463, PO Box 998, Bozeman, MT 95771-0998. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.dahlcares.com in Bozeman, Mont. and www.callahan-edfast.com in Grand Junction.

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