Sarah Maria Owens

March 28, 1981 - July 19, 2022

03/28/1981 - 07/19/2022

Past Services

Saturday August 13, 2022
1:00 pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church
509 Rosemont Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6884 | Directions

Sarah Maria Owens, 41 passed away peacefully in her home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2022.  Born March 28, 1981 in Minnesota and grew up in Winchester Virginia.  

Sarah was a Loving Wife, Loving Mother and a Proud United States Marine Corps Corporal.  After graduation from High School she joined the Marine Corps.  Sarah served on active duty until November 10th, 2003 and during her last dance at the Marine Corps Ball, danced, fell in love and eventually married Steven Ray Owens. During their time together, she gave birth to three very special children, Aeddan Samual, Alexandra Christianna, and Nia Lucia.  Her passions were doting on her family, singing in the Church Choir and at home.  Sarah always had a smile on her face, a song in her heart as she strived at being the best of friends to everyone she has ever met. 

Sarah was named by her father and mother after the James Taylor song Sarah Maria. As you listen to the song, think about her. It will bring great memories of her to your heart.

Her surviving family includes her husband Steve, children Aeddan, Alexandra, and Nia, parents Kenneth Hewitt and Sandra Hewitt, sister Annie Craft, brother Jamie Hewitt, and her best friend from the Marine Corps Sergeant Dawn Lavery. 

Services will be held on August 13, 2022, 1PM at Saint Francis Church, 509 S Rosemont Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

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Jackie & Ken Clarke
5 days ago

We were so shock when we heard the news. Sarah had such a beautiful spirit about her. Will miss hearing that angelic voice reading the Prayers of the People at church. Will also miss that yummy cake she used to make for all of us.
Rest in love Sarah.

1 month ago

Words are not enough. My deepest, and humble feelings are for you and your family!
Always here should you need to reach out.
Sarah will and is remembered and cherished forever.
Love You and so glad to have had known her as a wonderful woman for you, the children, and my friend.

She’ll live on with every loving thought.

Angie Womble
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful person. I was so blessed to have known her.

Susana Otero Wilson
1 month ago

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Sarah, may your family find peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Sarah Marie Owens, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Sarah Marie Owens, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Carisa Barrett
2 months ago

Sarah was such sweet and kind friend and I will always remember her. She was my best friend for many years. We were super close. She helped me coordinate my second marriage and I’ve seen her raise all three of her children. I was also her hairdresser when I lived in Virginia Beach, in fact that’s how I met her. Just sad to see her pass so soon and so young. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to her family and friends. God rest her her soul in heaven always.🕯️🙏🏻💐