Owen Gene Potter

Owen Gene Potter

November 14, 2016 – June 11, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our joyful son, Owen Gene Potter.  He passed away peacefully on June 11, 2021 from complications of Leigh’s syndrome.   Owen was born on November 14, 2016, to parents David and Cara Potter, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Faced by many challenges in his short life, he persevered with a cheerful smile and a sweet disposition.  His most favorite thing to do was to play with his big brother, Henry.  Owen is survived by parents, David and Cara Potter; brother, Henry; and host of family and friends -all who love him.

VISITATION: Friday, June 18th from 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel followed by SERVICES at 11am.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Owen Gene Memorial Fund.

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Tami Foss Posted June 14, 2021 1:27 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. He was an amazing little man. His contagious smile will be missed. Thank you for letting me be part of his amazing story. Sending prays and love to the whole family. xoxo 😘

  • Peg Trupia Posted June 14, 2021 5:01 pm

    My heart goes out to you and thank you for letting me share in part of his and you family’s life story. My heart is bigger and grateful for being a part of the Baby Yoda page and seeing his sweet smile. Prayers and love to your family.

  • Mary Helen Sprecher Posted June 14, 2021 6:29 pm

    Sending you love and hugs. Owen touched the lives of so many.

  • jennifer a galvez Posted June 14, 2021 6:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss . I will miss seeing his beautiful smile and him posting with his baby yoda . I always looked forward to seeing Owen and his adventures . Thank you so much for sharing his story with us . Love Jennifer Galvez

  • Gus and the Solberg Family Posted June 14, 2021 6:33 pm

    To Cara, David, and Henry,

    Our hearts are heavy to hear of Owen’s passing. Though we didn’t get the chance to meet Henry’s little brother, we share in your sorrow, and celebration of his life. Gus sends Henry a big bear hug!

    The Solberg Family

  • Kaasch Family Posted June 14, 2021 6:57 pm

    Henry – I am so sorry about your brother. I hope we can be in 2nd grade together.
    – Carson Kaasch

  • Grant & Jill Perry Posted June 14, 2021 7:07 pm

    Loved Owen and Henry’s family adventures. Owen’s smile was absolutely contagious. He will be remembered as a fighter, trooper, and now an angel. Love and blessings for Owen and his beautiful family.

  • Olson Family – Bryan, Lela & Meta Posted June 14, 2021 8:29 pm

    Oh,little man your stay was short
    You never knew this world of distress,
    But you brought loving comfort,
    To where God chose to bless.

    In our quiet times together alone,
    I shall always cherish until that day
    When death shall find me and atone,
    And we both are home to stay.

    I shall await and always look forward,
    For looking back brings only tears
    And you are now safe with the Lord,
    Awaiting when I finish my years.

    By: G W Marshall

  • Grandma Howard Posted June 14, 2021 9:11 pm

    OWEN, you may be gone from my sight – but you will never be from
    Grandma Heart.
    Owen grandma loves you.

  • Vanessa Verner Posted June 15, 2021 6:05 am

    I am so sorry.

  • Stacey Badillo Posted June 15, 2021 8:52 am

    All my love to you all.. Owens smile was a light of happiness and he brought me out of darkness more than once.. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to send him a couple gifts and to be a part of his world..

  • Kimberly Guidone Posted June 15, 2021 8:54 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting me be apart of his story. I always looked forward to posts of Owen with the green bean! Owen was such an amazing little man, His contagious smile will surely be missed, sending you and your family lots of hugs and prayers during this difficult time. Rest easy little buddy. 🤗 😘 🙏🏼

  • Laura Diaz Carrillo Posted June 15, 2021 8:56 am

    Your beautiful baby will be truly missed. He always had a smile, and always made my day.

  • Crystal Vaughan Posted June 15, 2021 9:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! His smile lit up my day whenever I saw it

  • ANTHONY LMANGIARACINA Posted June 15, 2021 9:25 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Owen I fell in love with that little angel may God bless your family and may he Rest In Peace sleep with the angels my little love

  • Ashley Burkey Posted June 15, 2021 10:34 am

    So very saddened by the loss of sweet Owen. My boys and myself have very much enjoyed his sweet smile and his many adventures. Prayers being sent for you all. He was absolutely a precious soul.

  • Mel Stookey Posted June 15, 2021 11:53 am

    Going to miss seeing your beautiful smile every time I go online buddy, you bring so much joy to the Baby Yoda Group Owen and his mom and brother. Lots of love to the family from Your online friend Mel from St. Charles Missouri

  • Cynthia Tovar Posted June 15, 2021 11:55 am

    My deepest condolences to the family. Owen your an amazing young man. I enjoyed seeing your pictures on the Baby Yoda pages. 💚

  • Mandy Ashley Posted June 15, 2021 12:25 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Owen was a ray of sunshine, he and Henry posts always made my day. Rest in peace sweet Owen 💚

  • Shelley Sunkel Posted June 15, 2021 2:19 pm

    Sending you love, comfort, and peace during this sad time.

  • Kelly Zaffle Posted June 15, 2021 3:27 pm

    We are so sad to have to say goodbye to this sweet soul and gorgeous smile….there are no words, just want you all to know we are thinking of you all, especially Henry. Praying for his comfort and peace as there is such great pain for him as well….
    Much love from Ohio!

  • Sarah & Nina Wallace Posted June 15, 2021 4:07 pm

    Owen will forever be in our hearts and his life a reminder of perseverance in the face of life’s difficulties. He was a true example of love pure love and inexplicable joy in a world filled with hurt and unexplainable pain. Prayers for David, Gene and sweet Henry as you grieve. Henry, your brother is your guardian angel now, always there to watch you as you grow into a wonderful young man . With love and deepest sympathy, Sarah and Nina Wallace

  • Shannon Milburn Posted June 15, 2021 5:02 pm

    The news of sweet Owen’s passing made me cry, I was in disbelief. I felt such a sadness for his little soul and for his loving brother, Henry. Naturally, Mom and Dad and family are devasted and full of grief but my heart goes out to young Henry. Henry loved his little brother, that was clearly shown in the pictures, and I’m sure he is extremely distraught over losing his only sibling and now having to grow up without Owen around. My sympathy goes out to the whole Potter family. Owen was such a cute little boy with a beautiful smile. I, like so many others, will miss seeing his posts and pictures on Facebook. Y’all gave Owen the best life possible and Henry will never forget that. Y’all are awesome parents, may God bless you and bring you all peace.

  • Kristie Austill Posted June 15, 2021 5:30 pm

    RIP precious baby our lord has you wrapped in his arms. You are playing and in no pain . Prayers

  • Samuel Rivard Posted June 15, 2021 9:16 pm

    Owen’s smile always bring warmth to my heart
    i could clearly see he was love and cared by his family
    he is one with the force now
    may the force be with you
    (aim from the baby yoda group)

  • Samuel Rivard Posted June 15, 2021 9:19 pm

    Owen’s smile always bring warmth to my heart
    i could clearly see he was love and cared by his family
    he is one with the force
    may the force be with you

  • Mary Posted June 16, 2021 1:05 pm

    A beautiful soul. My condolences. I enjoyed seeing the posts in the Baby Yoda group featuring him and his buddies.

  • Zak Téllez Posted June 16, 2021 1:09 pm

    owen is and will be the most incredible jedi in the galaxy thanks for giving us the smile of owen day by day, Who knew him On baby yoda’s page, we’ll treasure those moments I sincerely hope that you always have strength and joy in your family.

  • Faith Krowpman Posted June 16, 2021 2:36 pm

    I’m sorry for the loss he will be greatly missed thank you everyone that has supported the family

  • The Geata’s Posted June 16, 2021 3:47 pm

    We are truly sorry for the lost of your son! You gave him all your love but God needed him in Heaven! I know you will see him again, but until then, love and remember the memories you had made with him.

  • Mary Elford Posted June 16, 2021 4:15 pm

    We send our deepest sympathy to you all, Henry, David, Cara and all the family. The loss of Owen is so very sad. You all gave him an immeasurable life full of everything imaginable. Such an amazing family, We’re truly sorry and as your grieving passes leave you with all the wonderful memories you’ve shared. Owen a can rest in peace now, your little angel watching over you and sending you strength and love.
    We send our love and light. Much Love, Mary and Bob

  • Heather Kolb Posted June 16, 2021 5:57 pm

    May you fly high little buddy ❤️ Your smile made my heart melt I enjoyed seeing you on baby yoda page even though I didn’t know you I felt like I did through the posts!!! RIP little man ❤️❤️

  • Susan Simonsen Posted June 16, 2021 7:16 pm

    My favorite memory of Owen will always be last Summer out at the lake when he smiled and laughed in his sleep because of the fun and joy he had with you during the day. He was such a gift to the world, and I will be forever grateful I got to be part of his happy life.

  • Connie MacLeod Posted June 17, 2021 12:33 pm

    There are no words David and Cara…know that I am crying with you and praying for you.
    Love, Connie

  • Miriya Posted June 17, 2021 5:51 pm

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Owen was such a bright light, and brought me many smiles with his posts. I will always think of his smiling spirit when I see anything Baby Yoda. He will be greatly missed,

  • Ally Johnson Posted June 17, 2021 8:24 pm

    The best thing about Baby Yoda is that the fan page introduced us to this amazing boy and his equally amazing family. May God comfort your and our hurting hearts. We love you little Owen. Never stop smiling.

  • Jill Glover Posted June 17, 2021 8:50 pm

    Owen was so very special to me. I am so happy and privileged to have known him and his family!

  • Deena Harless Posted June 17, 2021 9:07 pm

    I am missing Owen and his big smile already but I know that he is in heaven, running and playing. I would love to have seen his face when he walked into heaven. I’m sure his smile was shining brightly. Now he can be your special angel and watch over his big brother. My heart and prayers go out to all of you and I pray God gives you His peace. This is the way.

  • Amanda Smith Posted June 18, 2021 8:04 am

    Owen was such a sweet boy and I loved to follow him online. He is an inspiration to us all. He makes me keep going on hard days…his sweet smile will stay with me forever. Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with the world…..he made it a more beautiful place! Goodbye sweet boy!

  • Kim Loewe Posted June 18, 2021 8:49 am

    My condolences on your loss of little Owen. He had a short life but he had a happy life. He experienced more love than most people do in a long lifetime. He had adventures and he was happy. He was always happy. It’ll be a sad road without your little man, but he will always be in your heart where he is smiling his big Owen smile and he is strong and a fighter. He has become an inspiration to so many, as has his family.

  • Siobhan OHalloran Posted June 18, 2021 12:09 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of little Owens passing. His big smile touched all of our hearts on the Baby Yoda Facebook page. May you rest in peace sweet Owen xxxxxx

  • Rachel Schulz Posted June 18, 2021 12:39 pm

    Owen was always the bright spot in my day on the Baby Yoda page. His beautiful smile and presence just lit up my heart. Thank you so much for sharing him with all of us.

    Rest well, young Padawan. May the Force be with you. Always.

  • Valorie Ebie Posted June 18, 2021 1:44 pm

    💚 Sending Owen’s family a huge hug and many prayers. I’ll miss seeing you and your perfect smile, little buddy! 💚 RIP Owen 💚 Until we meet in Heaven. 💚 This is the way…💚

  • Janine Duffey Posted June 18, 2021 8:29 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Owen’s beautiful smile always made my day, and made me smile when it seemed nothing was worth smiling about. I will miss seeing posts of this sweet boy with his little Baby Yoda. My thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you. 💚

  • Audra Posted June 20, 2021 3:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing Owen with Baby Yoda group! Owen definitely made me smile when I needed it.
    Owen is walking with God now and he will definitely be smiling as he looks down on you knowing you gave him the best life!
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family
    Prayers and love..

  • Audra Posted June 20, 2021 3:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing Owen with Baby Yoda group! Owen definitely made me smile when I needed it.
    Owen is walking with God now and he will definitely be smiling as he looks down on you knowing you gave him the best life!
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family
    Prayers and love.. 💚💚💚💚💚💚

  • Rosa Aguiar-Becerra Posted June 20, 2021 11:33 pm

    Rest in Peace angel.

  • Shannon Molbert Posted June 21, 2021 7:52 am

    Good comfort your soul and comfort your family. You have brought so many smiles to people all Over the world . Yes the Force is strong with this little Ange now. 💕💕💕

  • Blanca Hernández Posted June 21, 2021 12:44 pm

    Rest in peace little Owen
    Now you’re the force.❤️

  • rabbi S.I. Butler Posted June 22, 2021 7:31 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to let you know that seeing Owen and his baby Yoda on Facebook always seemed to bring a smile to my face. And I hope that you realize that even though Owen’s live was short, I know that he brought so much happiness to people all over world on Facebook.

  • Aiden da Silva Posted June 27, 2021 1:08 am

    Dear Potter family, It is so difficult to find special words at this time. I wish you a lot of strength and energy. Owen will see you again! He is a beautiful boy. his smile touched me from the first photo and I have found you to be a loving, great family. My heartfelt condolences, consolation and love from Germany.

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