On March 10, 2022, Parthena Lamon Owens-Broadaway, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 88.
Parthena was born on November 29, 1933 to Clyde and Lila (Petty) Brigham. On July 9, 1948 she married Charles E. Owens. They raised 1 daughter, Rebecca and two sons, Jackie and Vernon during their 47 years of marriage. After Charles’ death, she married James T. Broadaway. They spent 16 happy years together.
She was the first woman hired at Remington where she worked for several years. She loved people and was a caregiver to many around the community. She spent many years babysitting and being a homemaker. She enjoyed yard sales and visiting with people. She had a love for all her grandchildren and lived by the motto “It’s better to laugh than cry”. She spent a lot of time gardening, baking, and planting flowers. She enjoyed playing canasta, pinochle and aggravation with family members. She had a reputation of always winning when she played aggravation (no mercy when you played her and her partner).
She attended church at the Church of Christ at Peppers Lake and Biscoe. She set an example by living a servants life to her family and friends. She always wanted to give you something when you visited her. You couldn’t leave empty handed.
She is preceded in death by her parents (Clyde and Lila Brigham), husband (Charles Owens) of 47 years, husband (James Broadaway) of 16 years, two sisters (Sybil Chansley) and (Lila Brigham infant child who died at birth), and 4 brothers (Billy Brigham, Clyde Jr. Brigham, John Paul Brigham, and James Brigham). She is survived by her sister Peggy (Wallace) Broadaway of Conway, daughter Rebecca (Bo) Walker of Hot Springs, Jackie (Durenda) Owens of DeValls Bluff, Vernon (Sonja) Owens of Hazen, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, and a host of nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to Peppers Eddy Fire Department PO Box 601 DeValls Bluff, Arkansas 72064.
We would also like to thank Chambers Nursing Home and Arkansas Hospice for taking such great care of her and our family during this difficult time.