Richard Osborn, 1925 ~ 2009

Richard Wesley Osborn, aka “Grubby,” 84, died Oct. 28, 2009 at his home in Moab. He was born on March 11, 1925 in Creede, Colo., to Edgar Osborn and Nettie (South) Osborn-Bishop.

He was married to Arzella Webb on May 25, 1946 in Covington, Ky., She preceded him in death on July 24, 1993.

He was a World War II veteran who served in the Army and was discharged in March 1946. He retired from General Motors in Dayton, Ohio in 1976 and moved that same year to Moab, his and Arzella’s favorite vacation spot.

He will be remembered as a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great friend. He was hardworking, honest, quick-witted, loving, and although cantankerous at times, he would do anything for anyone. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his five daughters, Sandra (Chuck) Washburn and Linda (Charlie) Taylor of Moab, Wanda Tucker of Alabama, Wendagail (Paul) Moore of Wyoming, and Lori (John) Weisinger of Nevada; a son, Denver (Sheri) Osborn of California; his siblings, Ethel, Jimmy (Rosie), Phyllis, Bill, Rodger, and Danny, all of Florida; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arzella Osborn, his daughter, Lageana Rae, his brother, Warren Osborn, his son-in-law, Ernie Tucker, and his two grandsons, Shayre Stewart and Norman Tucker.

Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Assembly of God Church in Moab. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home.