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Anna Owensby
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
    4370 Tujunga Avenue
    Suite 330
    Studio City, CA 91604
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue
    182 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403
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  • PETA
    501 Front Street
    Norfolk, VA 23510

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“I love you so much it is a constant pain in my heart. I'm alive but dead inside. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Vicky Owrnsby - San Diego, CA

“Anna there really are no words to say how much I love you. I send good wishes and peace. May g-d bless and protect you. My heart aches every day from...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Vicky Owensby - Roanoke, VA

“Our deepest sympathy! We were neighbors years ago and Danielle and Anna use to play together. We knew how intelligent and kind she was. She was a...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Gregory, Melinda, Danielle, Andrew,Nicole, and Sydney Smith - SC

“We remember enjoying Anna's cello playing and friendship with our children as they grew up together and attended school together. She was a good...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: David and Cathy Bowden - SC

“Dear Vicky, our condolences and prayers. This Passover, may Anna rest in peace and you find strength in her achievements. The Russos. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Russo - Raleigh, NC

“I am in shock. I taught Anna such a short time ago. She was a brilliant. Student. She wrote such wonderful stories, I thought she might grow up and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Price - Greenville, SC

“My condolences to you and your family. Hold tight to your memories and may they provide comfort to you. Love, Nancy ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: nancy schnitzler - sleepy hollow, NY

“Our deepest condolences to your family. We are thinking of you. Love, Lisa, John and Nick ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Zeidner - Cherry Hill, NJ

“Vicky, Adam, Elaine, Ken, Jerry and the whole family - we are so very sorry to hear this. Please know that our love is with you. If there is...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Linda and Ron Ticker - MD


Anna Owensby, 26, of San Diego, CA formerly of Greenville, SC entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Her graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Brith Sholom Beth Israel Cemetery, (Maryville). Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Anna was born March 1, 1990 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of the late Martin Jay Owensby and Victoria Gould Owensby. She was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and had been employed as a Graduate Assistant at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) where she helped patent Methods for Identifying Novel Antibiotics and Related Compositions while pursuing biophysical chemistry, spectroscopy, biotechnology, and advanced immunology. At Case Western, Anna received the Hippolyte Gruener Award, Charles F. Mabery Prize, and Ignacio Ocasio Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award in addition to the Ira and Ruth Bressler Prize for outstanding achievement in Judaic Studies. Anna was also an outstanding cellist who had studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music Conservatory. Most importantly, she loved dogs, good food, kind people, and counter culture comedy.

She is survived by her mother, Victoria Gould Owensby of Roanoke, VA and brother, Adam Owensby of Charleston, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, 4370 Tujunga Avenue, Suite 330, Studio City, CA 91604 and/or Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue, 182 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 and/or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510.