Owen D Witt

SAND SPRINGS, MT, USA U.S. Army SPC, B TROOP, 1ST SQDN, 4TH CAV (1ST INF. DIVISION) APO AE 09226 (SCHWEINFURT, GE) AD DAWR, IRAQ 05/25/2004

Private First Class Witt’s mission was to serve his country, which he did by enlisting in the United States Army. He was extremely affected by the events of September 11, 2001 and was determined to defend the United States.

Owen was born December 6, 1983 in Lewistown, MT. He attended Benzien Country School, a one- room schoolhouse, through the eighth grade, and graduated from Garfield County High School in 2002. He was a 4-H member, played on the basketball team, and sang in the chorus.

Owen loved being on the working ranch where he grew up and lived and to spend time with his family. Owen was a terrific person; he was kind, loving and caring with a great sense of humor and wonderful smile. Owen had a special way with children; he had a sense of wonderment about him that children were drawn to. His gentle, soft-spoken nature allowed him to feel comfortable with people of any age.

Owen was an artist, working at painting in oils, painting the Montana scenes around him. Owen wanted to ranch, raise a family and paint. He liked country and western music and thought about trying out as a C & W singer. He surely liked animals especially his cat Nip. Owen had gumption, courage, charisma, a beautiful spirit and an awesome imagination.

August 05, 2007

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28

God bless everyone who comforts us in our journey after Owen. We so appreciate the love and support of community here and overseas. Owen thanks you and we thank you. Owen’s spirit lives in each of us-his love of life is awesome and his ability to touch people an inspiration. Owen we love you. You are forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers each minute of each day.

The Witts, Sand Springs, Montana

December 06, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE MOM Karen Witt, Sand Springs, Montana

May 24, 2009

You are forever my cowboy hero, the babe, the kid, the boy, the man. You are my friend, my buddy, the artist- you always surprised us. Who could have imagined the legacy you bequeathed us.

I miss you Owen…we all miss you. Love, Liz Wold

Owen’s portrait is also on Poster 8