Lawrence Vernon "Larry" Osgood(1939 - 2010)

Larry Osgood passed away of natural causes Saturday Jan. 30, 2010, in Caldwell.
Larry was born May 25, 1939, in Worthington, Minn., to Esmond Vernon Osgood and Donna Lucille Lawrence-Osgood. He attended school at Shawnee Mission, Kan., and graduated from Yankton High School in South Dakota. He attended Boise State University and graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was named the Outstanding Graduating Engineering Student of 1975.
Larry worked as a draftsman for FMC early in his career. From there he went to work for Alpha Engineers, moving to Caldwell in 1970.
He was made a partner in the company and was the manager of the Caldwell office.
After a car accident which left him in a wheel chair he went to work for the state of Idaho as an engineer for the state of Idaho and was eventually appointed by then Governor Andrus, as the Director for the Division of Public Works. He remained in this role through several governors until his retirement from the state in 2005.
After a weekend of enjoying retirement he began his second career for the city of Caldwell, serving in several capacities including the Director of Public Works. He was well respected by all of his employees and coworkers.
Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to spend time with his family playing board games. He especially enjoyed playing video games and could be found playing the newest games late into the night.
Larry loved computers and was always up on the latest technology. He spent many hours helping us with our projects no matter how short of notice we gave.
Larry also loved to spend time bass fishing with his son and of course, the best fisherperson in the family - his daughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Donna Osgood and Linda his wife of 49 years.
He is survived by his son Jeff and wife Renee, daughter Lori Moser and husband Keith; grandchildren Brandi Wilbur, Ashley Wilbur-Hoobery, Brooke Osgood- Fukuoka, Tyler Osgood and Logan Moser; brother Bob Osgood and wife Susy; sister Marj Osgood-Martines and husband Jeff, and sister-in-law Judi Osgood.
Larry lived his life believing that life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath. He will be greatly missed by his family as well as all those whose lives he has touched.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held on May 1, 2010 - the location and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers donations should be sent to City of Caldwell Mayor's Youth Advisory Council Scholarship Fund.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 3, 2010