Well-known Social Justice Leader, Grey Owens, dies at 77

The famed Seattle-based social justice leader; Garry Owens has passed away at the ripe old age of 77. Here are some interesting facts about him.

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How Did Garry Owens Die?

For more than 50 years, lifelong Seattle social justice leader Garry Owens died from multiple health issues on Sept. 30 at age of 77.  “There were very few people in the Seattle progressive movement who did not know who Garry was,” said his longtime friend Bill Fletcher Jr., a scholar, activist, and author. 

Despite his influence in the community, Owens was humble.  “Garry was deeply committed to social justice. He just sweated social justice,” Fletcher also reported.   “There was nothing beneath him. He was not one of these prima donnas who say, ‘No, I won’t set up the chairs.’ He would do whatever it took. And you could just simply count on him.”

The public memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Filipino Community Center located at 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., in Seattle.

Garry Owens Age, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, What about his father, mother, where is he from? Early Life Details

Garry Owens hails  Chinatown International District, and his roots in the neighborhood informed his approach to multiracial organizing and several coalition building.

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His family and early life remain unknown as of now.

Garry Owens Net Worth, How much did he earn?

His net worth figure is under the radar.

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Garry Owens Partner, What about his relationship?

Owens was survived by Cindy Domingo; his kids, Jamil Owens, Malik Owens, and Ann Marie Diggs; and his grandchildren, Whitney Diggs and Maddie Diggs.

Garry Owens Career

In 1968, Owens became an early member of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party.  In the year of 2016, Owens told The Seattle Times that of the work he did while in the Black Panther Party, he was most proud of the free breakfast program. “We didn’t just feed Black kids. We fed hungry kids,” he also said. 

Owens’ care for young people extended throughout his life and work. His spouse of close to 30 years, Cindy Domingo who was a longtime Seattle activist and organizer — said the coming of several messages from people of all backgrounds during his passing showed that commitment.

Where he attended his High school and University? What was his major?

Garry went to  South Seattle schools and graduated from Franklin High School, where he became involved in the Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality, also known as the CORE.

He was drafted into the Army and moved back to Seattle in 1967 to attend the University of Washington.

Garry Owens Social Media Reach

Garry Owens seems to be inactive on the social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Physical Appearance of Garry Owens’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorNot Available
Eye colorNot Available
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Garry Owens’s should be known

EthnicityAfro American
Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried