Owen Hewett Obituary – Oklahoman
Owen Merritt Hewett, 84, of Norman Oklahoma died Sunday, October 16, 2022. Owen was born to Elva Anne Trueblood and Charles Merritt Hewett on March 20, 1938 in Baltimore Maryland.
Owen attended elementary school through high school in Catonsville, Maryland. After graduating from high school, Owen earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1960, then earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Carolina in 1961. Owen was responsible for equipment for several sports in high school and responsible for equipment for the OU track team while competing in OU. Owen then worked as a financial consultant in the banking industry.
Owen was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 23 months old, but never let his diagnosis stop him from succeeding. He was successful in studies, business and was a good friend to so many people who were lucky enough to have crossed his path. He had a great sense of humor and had no shortage of jokes.
In 1990, the Owen Hewett Prize was created. It is awarded to a track and field athlete who demonstrates outstanding achievement both in the classroom and on the track. Also in 1990, the locker room at OU’s John Jacob track facility was named in honor of Mr. Hewett.
Owen was a truly dedicated OU fan! He loved football and was a season ticket holder even at the time of his death. He was also the CFO of the “Spike Club”, an organization that raised funds for the OU track and field team. Owen also supported the women’s volleyball and gymnastics teams.
Owen is preceded in death by; parents, mother Elva Anne Trueblood and father Charles Merritt Hewett, several close friends and teammates, and her loving canine companion Freckles.
Owen is survived by his faithful dog Winthrop.
Although Owen passed away without family, he will be deeply missed by many close friends and an incredible team of caregivers.
A memorial service will be held for Owen on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman. Please sign the guestbook online at www.primrosefuneralservice.com
Posted on October 23, 2022
Posted in The Oklahoman