Kenneth N. Owens BA ’55


Kenneth N. Owens BA ’55, September 10, 2017, age 84. Owens enjoyed an accomplished teaching career, working more than 30 years in the history department at California State University at Sacramento. He helped establish a degree in public history at the school as well as a joint doctoral program with the University of California at Santa Barbara. The author of a number of books on American history, Owens helped found the California Council for the Promotion of History. He also played with jazz bands, the Oregon Symphony, and the Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Sally; daughters, Victoria and Melissa; and four grandchildren.