Mrs. Ruby Brown Osborne of West Jefferson died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Ashe Memorial Hospital. She was 87.
Mrs. Osborne was born July 10, 1926, in Ashe County to Wilson Flem and Maggie Marie Roten Brown.
Mrs. Osborne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ottis Odell Osborne; one sister, Ruth Gladys Roark; two brothers, William Glen Brown, Millard Joe Brown; and a son in-law, Frank Newport.
Mrs. Osborne had lived in Baltimore, Md., for many years before returning to Ashe County in 2000. She was always an independent person, she loved gardening, needle work and reading.
Mrs. Osborne loved spending time with her family and cherished her nieces and nephews. She was most proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Osborne is survived by two daughters, Mary Newport of Sykesville, Md., and Joann Goeb and husband Tim of Bel Air, Md.; brother, George Brown of Graham; two grandchildren, Rachael Mason and Wilson Newport; two great-grandchildren, Madeleine Ruby Mason and Natalie Jane Mason; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Lloyd Day. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Brown Cemetery Fund, c/o Robert Elliott, 2586 Rich Hill Road, Creston, NC 28615.
Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Osborne's arrangements.