Julie Owens

Julie Owens

Julie Owens


Jan. 19, 1962 — Dec. 16, 2021

Julie Owens, age 59, of Seaside, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021.

Julie was born on Jan. 19, 1962, to Susan and Dave Ponting, in Lodi, Ohio.

After she graduated from Wadsworth High School, she went on to study pharmacy sciences at Ohio Northern University, then continued her studies, earning a doctorate of pharmacy at the Ohio State University.

After graduating, she moved to Portland for a job at Providence Portland Medical Center working as a pharmacist on the Metabolic Support Team.

She moved to Seaside in 2011 to work for Providence Seaside Hospital as an anticoagulation pharmacist, then, following completion of a master’s of science degree in pharmacy medication therapy management, she transitioned to the pharmacy manager of Providence North Coast in 2013.

More recently, she had been a leader for her community during the COVID-19 pandemic in opening and managing COVID vaccination and monoclonal antibody clinics.

In her free time she enjoyed walks along the coastline, baking cakes for her loved ones, building bonfires on the beach, caring for animals and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Ponting, and her aunt, Cynthia Caron.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kelly Purvine and Sarah Owens; son-in-law Morgon Purvine; her mother, Susan McKnight; her father, Dave Ponting; and her sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jim Marsh, among many other close and loving family members.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. While the capacity for the event has reached its limit, we would welcome all those who loved her to join virtually via the following link: bit.ly/JulieOwens

Condolences may be sent to her family at: P.O. Box 516, Corbett, OR 97019

Our dear friends have started a GoFundMe, bit.ly/gofundmeJO, to finance costs of her funeral. Any remaining funds will be donated to mental health services nationwide.

Alternatively, you may make donations in Julie’s name directly to Suicide Prevention Services of America (spsamerica.org).

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Mike Coddington

Dear Sarah. Kelly, and family,

I first met Julie in 2009 when she was part of the team that guided my anticoagulation experiential training. I believe that her positive and sunny personality were instrumental in my success. We formed a friendship that lasted even after my retirement in 2017.

After I returned to Seaside to practice, I

would occasionally reach out to her for advice about a patient. Invariably I would end our conversation by asking if she was ready to quit her job and move to Seaside. She always laughed and said no, until 2011. Ultimately she became my manager, and that was one of the important factors that made the last several years of my career the most satisfying, rewarding, and just plain FUN, of my entire career. She was a cheerful, energetic, smart, gifted, and upbeat person, and that's the type of people that she attracted, as she built an amazing pharmacy family at Providence Seaside. I will be forever grateful for the experience I enjoyed working with her and the team she built.

I am so saddened by her loss, and the gaping hole it has left in your, and so many other lives. We are all richer for her presence in our lives, and devastated by her loss.


Mike Coddington

Jane Gilbert

Sarah, Kelly and family,

I was a classmate of Julie's in Wadsworth and just wanted to express how heartbreaking the news of Julie's passing is to our entire class. I know you can't see the comments being made on Facebook, but the words "dear," "sweet," "kind," and "smart" and the most-used.

I personally have nothing but the best of memories of her. We were in a lot of classes together, and she was always a joy to be with. I am so very sorry for your loss, and please know the WHS Class of 1980 mourns with you.


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