El Paso, Texas, United States
El Paso High School
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
North Carolina State University
Los Angeles, California, United States
University of California
Lunt attended El Paso High School. In 1938, he entered Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 1947. Four years later Owen earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Agronomy from the North Carolina State University.
Lunt was in Naval Aviation during World War II. He served an LDS mission to Argentina in 1944. In 1951, Owen was appointed a member of faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles. Then in 1968, he became a director of the Laboratory of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences at the same university and held it for twenty five years.
Also Lunt served as a professor of plant nutrition and biology at the University of California at Los Angeles from 1972 to 1993. In addition, he held a position of a technical expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency with assignments to Columbia in 1970, Kenya in 1983, Malaysia in 1985 and Uruguay in 1987. He traveled to 35 countries on personal and professional business.
Owen retired from the University of California at Los Angeles as a professor emeritus in 1993.
Lunt was a member of American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, International Society of Soil Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi.
On August 8, 1953 Owen Lunt married Helen Hickman. They have three children and six grandchildren.