Delbert “Larry” Osborne, age 83, of Mt. Vernon passed away January 7th, 2022, in Bend, Oregon. A public viewing will be held Friday, January 21st, 2022 from 2:00 until 6:00 PM at Driskill Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will take place Saturday, January 29th, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the Moon Creek Cemetery just West of Mt. Vernon. A celebration of his life will take place immediately following the graveside service at the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall with food and music provided.
Larry was born in Heppner, Oregon on July 24th, 1938, to Delbert Clayton Osborne and Hanna Gertrude (Mahon) Osborne. He went to Mitchell High School and studied to be a Lineman at Lebanon Electric. He married Sherrie Ruth Williams in 1958 in Dayville, Oregon and together they had four children.
Along with being a Lineman, he was a rancher and managed several ranches in Fort Rock, Mitchell, Dayville and John Day. He was also a self-employed Logger. But the highlight of his life was gathering wild horses.
Larry enjoyed horse racing, playing three card poker, visiting with his family and his many friends, and he loved to tell stories and jokes. His greatest accomplishment was raising his three daughters to become successful women, he was very proud of them. He was also a very proud grandfather.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Clayton Osborne; mother, Hannah Gertrude Mahon Olp; stepfather, Gilbert Olp; brother, Richard (Jackie) Clayton Osborne; son, Larry Clayton Osborne.
Survivors include daughters, Lynn Osborne; Jackie Osborne and husband Todd Donohue; Brenda (Leonard) Coley all of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Andie Hickerson (Nick) Gerbish of Gresham; Tiffany Hickerson (Nick) Nicklson of Redmond; Laydon Moser of Anaconda, MO; Christopher Gibson of John Day; Logan Titus of Caldwell, ID; Dwight (Candice) Osborne of Hermiston; Mikeala Donohue (Colby) Bradford and Colby (Beth) Stringfield all of Staford Springs, CT; Jonathan (Amberly) Coley of New Plymouth, ID; greatgrandchildren; Sam, Brooklin, Liberty, Karli, Ryann, Maddie, Avery, Aydan, Sutton, Daylon, Broncstin, Cooper, Kaden, Kixsten, Asher, Charlotte, Rhett and Jayce.
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