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Louise M. Osborn

Louise Osborn, age 92, died peacefully at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

Louise was born July 20, 1921, to Carl Julius Freeman and Lelia Elder Freeman, in Grand Valley, CO. She spent her childhood on Morrisania Mesa near Parachute, CO. Louise graduated from Grand Valley High School and attended business school in Denver. While in Denver, she met Carl Osborn and they were married on Feb. 7, 1945. To this union were born a son, Robert, and daughter, Margret.

Louise was a longtime member of the United Methodist Presbyterian Church in Rifle and served as church secretary for a number of years. She enjoyed entering baked goods in the Garfield County Fair and was especially proud of her award winning chiffon cake.

Survivors include her son, Robert (Susan) Osborn of Grand Junction, CO; daughter Margret (Dorn) Wilcox of Fort Mohave, AZ; four grandsons, Todd (Jennifer) Osborn of Centennial, CO, Michael (Jennifer) Osborn of Grand Junction, CO, Cody (Rhea) Wilcox of Las Vegas, NV, and Josh (Kristen) Wilcox of Las Vegas, NV; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Mueller of Thornton, CO. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister, Betty Baldwin.

A memorial service will be held at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle, CO, on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home at Rifle, 851 E. 5th Street, Rifle. CO 81650.

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