Johnstone Ongondo Owuor Passes on in the United States

Death Announcement

Johnstone Ongondo Owuor

January 31st, 1955 to May 26th 2011

It is with profound sorrow and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing of Johnstone Ongondo Owuor which occurred on May 25th, 2011 at Bellflower, California. Mr. Owuor suffered a massive heart attack, and collapsed at his home in Bellflower. Attempts to revive him by the paramedics failed. He went with the Lord shortly after 1:00am. He had battled diabetes for over 5years.

Johnstone, known to his friends as ‘Rex’ was born to the late Mzee Robert Owuor and the late Mama Salome Owuor on January 31st 1955 at Kano near Kisumu, Kenya-East Africa.

He was the beloved husband of Christabel Odero-owuor; Father to Lenora owuor, Dora Owuor, and Roxy Owuor; Brother to Honorable Miruka Owuor, the late Apollo Owuor, Tinshop Owuor, Dr. Ogendo Owuor, Williams Owuor and sister Jane Osiro.; Brother in Law to Yunia Owuor, Pamela Owuor and Irene Owuor; Son in Law to the late Paul Isaka Odero and mama Rispar Odero.

Johnstone Owuor was educated at Kamusinga High School. University of Nairobi, Kenya and University of California-Riverside. Early in his career, he worked for The City of Carson, as the Chief entomologist. He later became a teacher at Jordan-Locke adult School and Maxine Waters Ocupation center, both of Los Angeles unified School district. He will be dearly missed. Funeral arrangements and shipment of his remains back to Kenya are in the works

Ken Odero


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