Hana Marie Owen, born Sept. 6, 1998, lost her life on Dec. 27, 2019, at the age
of 21. Hana was a bright and shining light in the lives of all that knew and loved her. She was independent, kind, and loving, with a curious mind.
In 2016, Hana graduated with honors from Granada High School, where she was a yearbook editor and a member of the swim team. She was attending Chico State University, pursuing a degree in psychology, when she died.
Growing up Hana loved many things, especially her younger brother, Daniel, who was her best friend and favorite person on this earth. As a 2-year-old, she attended Livermore Play School and enjoyed the resident peacocks, bunnies, and birds, along with playtime and art work. Her love of nature led her to participate in the YMCA Indian Princesses program and Camp Loma Mar, which was one of Hana’s most beloved places to visit. After camp, Hana joined the Camper-in-Leadership Training Program, where she learned leadership skills and served as a role model for younger campers. She also volunteered as a camp counselor for Camp Corral, a program for children with parents who are wounded, injured, ill, or fallen military heroes.
Hana had a great passion for live music and attended musical events such as Coachella, Rolling Loud, Van’s Warped Tour. She enjoyed reading immensely, and would never hesitate to recommend a good book to friends and family. In particular, she admired the works of Charles Palahniuk, an American novelist and freelance journalist. Hana’s love for art blossomed when presented with the opportunity to travel to Italy to see some of the great works of art, which inspired her to create her own paintings and drawings.
She will forever be remembered for her love of music, art, writing, reading, laughter, and enjoying her time with family and friends. Hana’s smart, witty, loving, kind, and beautiful soul with be greatly missed, as will her beautiful smile and sense of humor.
Hana is survived by her mother and father, Sara and Eric Owen; brother Daniel Owen; grandparents Yevgeni and Dorothy Philipovitch; grandmother Arleen Hale; aunt and uncle Cidnee and John D’Anneo; aunt and uncle Karl and Cathy Philipovitch; stepmother Sarah Owen; aunt and uncle Sherry and Rudy Gallego; cousins Isabella and Samuel D’Anneo; Kelly, Ryan and Andrew Philipovitch; Michael Nunez, Javi and Joey Gallego; and stepsiblings Jakob, Ethan and Lillie Langpaap.
A memorial in Hana’s honor will be held at 10 a.m., Jan. 17, at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Livermore, followed by a reception at the Cresta Blanca Room at the Robert Livermore Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NAMI Tri-Valley, P.O. Box 5563, Pleasanton, CA 94566