Kathryn “Kitty” Law Owens of Alpharetta, GA, was called home to rest with the Lord February 23, 2023, following sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. Born in Danville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Tazewell Law and Charlotte Meadows Law. Kitty grew up in idyllic Chatham, VA.
Kitty is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard Owens, son Baker Owens (Cara) and beloved grandson Emmett of Atlanta, as well as other partners, her horse, Porter, and her two Norwich Terriers, Portia and Celia.
She was touched early in life with a heart of passion for animals, particularly horses. Kitty’s equine enthusiasm included showing in the Hunter Jumper Ring, Fox Hunting with Shakerag Hounds, and lovingly outfitting the horse community in her many years of work at Atlanta Saddlery. She also served on the staff of the Atlanta Steeplechase and other Southeast Steeplechase Circuit events.
Kitty lived most of her life in Atlanta, following several years in Dahlonega, GA, and with the last 38 of those years in Alpharetta. She often said, “when we came to Alpharetta, there was just a Food Giant and a Dairy Queen.”
She had an astonishingly loving heart, infectious laugh, bright countenance, and was adored by a remarkable myriad of friends in many circles.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wills Park Equestrian Foundation, willsparkfoundation.com; or North Fulton Community Charities, nfcchelp.org.
"13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words."
— 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NIV