Born in Enid, OK, on November 22, 1930, Dr. Garriott graduated from the
University of Oklahoma with a degree in Electrical Engineering, served
in the U.S. Navy and then continued earning his Masters and PhD from
He taught at Stanford until being selected in the first group of
scientist astronauts in 1965. Owen spent 59 days aboard the Skylab Space
Station in 1973 during the Skylab II mission and 10 days aboard Spacelab
I on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983.
Owen is survived by his wife, Eve; children, Randall Garriott (Kathy) of
Walhalla, SC, Robert Garriott (Marcy) of Austin, TX, Richard Garriott de
Cayeux (Laetitia) of New York City, and Linda Garriott (Jeff Stamp) of
Dripping Springs, TX; stepchildren, Cindy Burcham (Steve) of Huntsville,
AL, Bill Eyestone (Heather) of St. Augustine, FL, and Sandra Brooks
(Stephen) of Madison, AL; 12 grandchildren; and three
Owen was an amazing man who will be missed by many. A memorial service
will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Hudson Alpha
Center for Biotechnology, or Huntsville Botanical Garden.
In Enid, OK, memorials may be made to Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse,
where Owen was co-founder with his deceased wife, Helen Walker Garriott.
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