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Donald E Owen 1936-2023
January 8, 2024

Don passed away in Beaumont, Texas on December 30, 2023. He was born in Galveston on November 27, 1936, where he first became acquainted with hurricanes and coastal geologic processes, which provided early inspiration for his interest in geoscience. After graduating at the top of his class at Lamar University in Beaumont, Don earned his MS and PhD degrees at Kansas University. A self-described “fanatical geologist,” his passion for the science was reflected in his research, teaching, and consulting accomplishments.