03/13/1967 - 01/14/2021
Service Date: 01/22/2021
Service Time: 11 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pecos Park Ward, 2958 South Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Visitation Date: 01/21/2021
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park

Link to watch the service: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__u7CIaH-RAiEJmkadv44qw

David Troy Owens was born in Boulder City, Nevada, on March 13, 1967, to David LaGene and Hazel Kaye Owens. They moved to Arizona when David was 2.5 years old. He grew up in Mesa and attended Mountain View High School. He had a passion for basketball and guns, which he passed on to his children.

David married his wife, Tatum Ann Howey, on May 29,1997, and together they blended their three children and went on to have four more children of their own. David spent his life working to build his business and taking care of his family.

He took great pride in raising his seven children with his wife, Tatum, who he adored. His favorite past times included watching his kids compete in sports, taking his guns shooting, and spoiling Tatum. He also enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren.

David was larger than life and lit up every room he walked into. He was always happy and the hardest worker. He knew how to fix everyone’s problems and was always the “go to”. David showed his love for those in his life through his actions. He made sure everyone was taken care of and never went without.

David was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served his mission in Hong Kong. He was still very fluent in Cantonese and loved any opportunity to speak it.

He passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, due to undiagnosed leukemia. He fought hard and strong to the very end. His unexpected passing will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew him, but most especially his sweet wife and children.

David was preceded in death by his father, David LaGene Owens, and his brother, Shaun Cameron Owens. He is survived by his wife, Tatum, and his seven children:

Britni and Taylor Ipsen; Adelaide

Spencer and Jenna Owens; Troy






and his mother, Hazel Kaye Owens, and his sister, Stephanie Cloward.

The visitation will be Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297. The funeral service will be Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pecos Park Ward, 2958 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296. Interment will follow at Gilbert Memorial Park.


  • It was with great sadness that I read Troy’s obituary.. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Kay, the thought of losing won son is unbearable. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose two. It was such a pleasure teaching all three of your children in fifth grade at Hawthorne, Kay. You and David were such supportive, loving, caring parents. There are no words to express my care and concern for you and your family.
    Jo Walker

  • Steven Parkinson

    I’m so saddened to hear of Troy’s passing. My heart is full of compassion for his sweet wife, his mom, his sister and especially his children. As youth, Troy, John and I spent time together in Panguitch getting into trouble but having fun, always fun. Grandpa Owens was constantly reprimanding us for stealing vegetables from his garden. And going to the dump and breaking any glass we could find was an adventure.

    Troy, even though it’s been a while since I saw you last, I will never forget your infectious laugh. What a joyous reunion it must have been with you, your dad and Shaun. Till we meet again, I love you man.

  • Frank Kay Richards

    Our whole family joins me in expressing our deep and sincere sympathy to you. Our son Robert sent me this notice today. He was in Hong Kong at the same time as Troy.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a long long time.

    Kay Richards, Panguitch Class ‘60

  • Skip and Michelle Holmes

    We are so sorry to hear about David. I will always remember his great smile and laugh. We had some good times during Booster. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tatum and all of his kids and grandkids.

  • Best brother Inlaw a guy could ask for. He was so good to my sister and always took good care of his family. He was always looking out for others. Gonna miss this guy so much.

  • What a shock it was to hear of Troy’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of spending summers with cousins in Panguitch. I’ll also never forget the summer that my mom and Aunt Caroline took Steve and I on a trip to Arizona to visit. Troy loved to pull pranks, and when we were at this roller rink roller skating, he somehow talked me into opening the door to the emergency exit. Loud alarms went off and lights flashed and a security guard came over and chewed me out. It was pretty scary at the time, but we had a lot of laughs about it over the years. I remember how Troy could get us all laughing about one thing or another.

    My heart aches for your whole family Aunt Kaye. I hope that with time you will each have peace and comfort from this difficult loss.

  • Jennifer and Bill coates

    We are shocked , saddened and broken hearted for tatum and David’s whole family. We send our love and prays .

  • Rebecca Orton Anderson

    Thinking of your family with lots of love!!!!!

  • Shelice Allen Millett

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tatum, you and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • Priscilla Sizemore

    Yes it was such a shock to hear of Dear David. My heart goes out to all family, children & friends. ..Years back David had a big part in my Sons conversion & his life was for ever changed. I am so very grateful to the Man David was to my Son. I know David will be missed so much. David may you RIP!

  • David has always been a great brother and friend to me since I met him. I’m so thankful to know him and I love the family he built with my sister. I will sure miss him till we meet again.

  • Hamblin Emily and Matt

    We are so sorry about your great loss. We are thinking of you and your family. Take Care.

  • I was Troy’s trainer in the Hong Kong Mission. I will always remember his willing and loving heart as we taught the people the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Love and Peace to the family at this time.
    Elder Berger

  • Your a legend dad! You taught me everything I know plus more. See you again! I love you so so much pops!

  • Debbie Blanchard

    I’m so sorry for you loss. My heart Is breaking for your loss. Kaye, Tatum and family I will be praying for you. May the memories of Troy carry you through the days ahead. Blessings Debbie Blanchard

  • My heart goes out to the Owens family. I met David through work as his company performed IT work for us. His big smile was only over shadowed by his huge heart. He would often ask about the youth program I volunteered with at Mesa PD. Always willing to jump in and help when needed. He provided an iPad to a young man who had dyslexia so the young man might be able to learn better. He provided laptops to the program so we would be able to assist with school work. He donated funds to help a single mother of six not get evicted. These are just a few of the many things that David did to help others.
    Thoughts and prayers to your family. May you find peace in knowing that your Dad made this world a better place.

  • Suzette (Gutierrez) Ballesteros

    I am extremely sadden to hear of David’s passing. He was my boss when I worked at KHOV homes. He was a great man, who would light up when he spoke of his beautiful wife Tatum and his beautiful children. My sincere condolences to his wife, his children and the rest of his family. God bless.

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