Haskell Owens a 50 year
resident of Anderson, CA passed away at his home on April 16,2013. He
was born June 7, 1923 in Chino, CA. His family then moved to Oklahoma
where he was raised.
He is survived by his 3 children: Linda Johnson of San Diego, Harold
Owens of Anderson and Anna Sandy of Concord, North Carolina. He had 6
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He worked at Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA for 14 years before moving to
Anderson in 1962. He then started working at the U.S. Plywood mill until
it closed in 1985. He was with the 82nd Airborne in WWII. He often said
he never jumped out of the plane without landing on his butt. He was an
avid hunter and fisherman and almost never came home without a deer or
his limit of trout.
Published in Redding Record Searchlight on April 24, 2013
(courtesy of Carlie Williams)
Grave marker for Haskell K. Owens in the Northern California Veterans
Cemetery, Igo (Shasta couny), California
Haskell enlisted in the Army at Fresno, CA on 13 March 1943.
His initial assignment is
unknown but on 13 February 1945 he was transferred from the Third
Replacement Depot to Company F, 508th PIR.
Pvt Owens was awarded the
Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the Ardennes campaign, 18 Dec
1944 to 20 Feb 1945