William Osburn

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William Stephen Osburn, or "Steve," was born in Rochester, Minnesota February 2, 1950, and passed away peacefully at Sendera Ranch home, Magnolia, Texas the morning of Saturday June 18, 2016 after a difficult and long struggle with Lewy Body dementia, Parkinsonism, and ALS. Steve is survived by his devoted wife Emily, and his two adoring daughters Alison and Claire Osburn, as well as numerous loving and beloved friends, in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. The son of William and Judith Osburn, Steve was the second-eldest of four siblings. The three surviving brothers and sisters include: Carol Jenkins and husband Brent Jenkins; Jim Osburn; and Susie Jopling and husband Buzz Jopling.

A few years after graduating with honors from the University of Texas in Austin, Steve and Emily traveled to Cannon Beach, Oregon, where Steve eventually took over the family business started by his mother and father, Osburn's Grocery and Delicatessen. Steve was a leader, mentor, and friend to many of the employees of Osburn's Grocery and many other Cannon Beach community members. The business thrived under Steve and Emily's direction for over 20 years before they sold the store and returned to Texas. Steve had many passions, but one of the strongest was learning and teaching. Over the years this included teaching 7th grade reading, imparting to his daughters his boundless knowledge and appreciation of music, literature, poetry, botany, biology, and any other important bit of life's wisdom he could get into their heads (when they were listening, of course). Steve taught himself to run a business without any business training, and eventually became a fine wine expert and collector. Steve had a fun-loving and genuinely caring spirit, a mischievous and witty sense of humor, and a profoundly honest, accepting and loving attitude towards people from all walks of life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and loved him.

A funeral service will held on Saturday June 25, 2016 at 11:30 am at:

Trinity Episcopal Church

3901 South Panther Creek Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77381

Reception to follow the service in the Parish Hall.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

National Parkinson's Foundation - http://www.parkinson.org/

Ducks Unlimited - http://www.ducksunlimited.org/


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