ALBANY -- Ms. Katherine Pendleton Lenhardt Owens, 83, of Albany, GA, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

A native of Atlanta, GA, Ms. Owens had resided in Albany for the past 13 years. She was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Junior College for Women in Washington, DC and the University of Georgia. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority at the University of Georgia. Ms. Owens was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Sustainer Emeritus of the Junior League of Albany, GA. She was preceded in death by her father, J. B. Lenhardt and her mother Katherine Stewart Lenhardt of Atlanta, GA.

Ms. Owens is survived by three sons: Blanton Owens, Macon, GA, Cliff Owens (Martha), Albany, GA Chuck Owens (Beth), Albany, GA; grandchildren: Ashley Owens Wood (Rob), Boston, MA, Jeremy Owens, Burlington, VT, Dawson Owens, III, Albany, GA, Kristine "Tine" Owens, Albany, GA Preston Laird, Savannah, GA, Bryan Owens, Henrico, VA, Shannon Owens, Albany, GA, Daniel Adcock, Albany, GA, Erin Adcock, Duluth, GA; one great grandchild: Julian Alexander Wood, Boston, MA.

Private graveside services will be held at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1201, Albany, GA 31702, or to Graceway Women's Recovery, P.O. Box 32, Albany, GA 31701.

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Albany 229/883-4152