Donald Osborn

Donald Carl Osborn

Saturday, January 19th, 1952 - Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Donald Carl Osborn
January 19, 1952 – October 2, 2020
Donald C. Osborn, 68, passed away in Lebanon, Oregon on Friday, October 2nd in his home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born in Washington on January 19, 1952 to Carl and Sarah (Delany) Osborn.
Don joined the United States Army directly after high school. He served as a medic during the Vietnam War in Germany. After being discharged he became a certified nursing assistant before finding his passion as a surgical assistant to which he retired as.
In August of 1973, Don married his wife Rita in Walla Walla, Washington. Don took on Rita’s six children as his own (David, Laurie, Brian, Don, Ted, and Cherie) before together having their daughter Christina. Don and his family moved to Albany, Lacomb, and then Lebanon and he was a member of the Methodist Church.
Don was best known for his love for fishing, barbequing, cutoff shorts and tie dye t-shirts, and mostly his devotion to his family.
Donald is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rita; his seven children; his 15 grandchildren Quynh, Ngoc, Shane, Areigna, Quentin, Stephanie, Andrew, Alicia, Kyle, Carl, Jonathan, Jacob, Joshua, Kaley, and Casey; his 18 great-grandchildren Brandon, Jasmine, Liam, Conner, Revanna, Draven, Victoria, Katie, Layla, Jayden, Dante, Makayla, Ashton, Bailey, Emily, Leo, Sam, and Deacon; 1 great-great-grandchild Ilie; and his sister Lin Preston.
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Posted at 01:36pm
One time Don took me out to shooting range. It was my first time shooting a handgun, Don told me that I did a great job. My then-girlfriend told me no I did a terrible job. I don’t know whether to believe if he had to be nice because I was dating his goddaughter. Years later, Don looked confident, and happy when walking Leigh-Ann down the aisle. I have been fortunate to be part of his family.

I loved his smile and when he threw the I Love You handshape on the video conference with the family. These were the best thing. I was grateful to have met him and to know him. His devotion to his family was his strongest character. So were his humor and his genuine love for his wife, Rita, and for his daughter Christy.

It is difficult to know what you are feeling right now, let me close with the prayer for you both, Rita and Christy. I pray that you find peace and comfort knowing that Don is saved. Let your heart rejoice. God is our refuge and strength. Pains and troubles are washed away. I pray that you will find joy.

My deep condolence to you and yours.

Ron Betchtel

Anne and Joe

Posted at 03:16pm
Rita, sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with him in Lebanon Hospital. He was a dedicated and reliable surgical assistant there. Always kind and helpful. We will all miss him.
Anne Mehn.

Kate Perry

Posted at 01:59pm
Rita, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Thought of you many times as you have cared for him so lovingly. May God bring you peace in the memories.
Katie Perry

Jim Fehrenbacher

Posted at 10:52pm
First off, We want to express our sincere condolences to your family for the passing of your husband and/or father

I have been fortunate to call Don my friend since meeting him in the mid-seventies. We have had many wonderful experiences over the years. Don and Rita hosted a wedding reception at their farm for my wife and myself in the summer of 1995. He was always thinking of others!!!

Don loved to fish and he came to Alaska one summer To visit my wife and myself. We went fishing in Valdez, and he caught a boat load of salmon.

II remember a fishing trip on the Alsea River one year. Don didn’t really want to catch anything that day. He just wanted to relax. So, he threw his hook out (without bait) and sat down to drink a beer. After awhile, Don pulled in his line with a dead, spawned out, stinky salmon on it. His words were “darn, I can’t do anything right”.

Absolutely loved the man and his family. Will miss him greatly
Rest well my friend. Will see you on the other side

Jim and Jan Fehrenbacher

Dee Dee Hale

Posted at 04:13pm
My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Don was a great person and will be missed by many. I have the most memories of Don during the time you all lived in Albany. I feel like Rich and Barb lived close and so did Uncle Mike and Aunt Misty. I remember that Don made these fruit flavored liquors. Everybody would get together to try out his newest batch. I am happy that Don is no longer suffering but feel sad for the friends and family left behind. Hugs and love to you all.
Dee Dee Hale

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