Obituary published in February 1977 issue of Wheaton Alumni magazine:
John Owens ’66 was killed in an automobile accident on July 12. Following his graduation from Wheaton John attended Michigan State University, where he received a masters degree in literature in 1968. In 1973 he received a Ph.D. in psychology from George Peabody College. At the time of his death John was a psychologist at the Dede Wallace Mental Health Center in Madison, Tenn. Prior to that he had been dean of students at Spring Arbor College, Jackson, Mich. John is survived by his wife, the former Carol Clark ’66, daughter Heide (5), and parents John ’39 and Katherine Needham Owens ’38.