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Leo Osman Osborne

October 16, 1936 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 82)


Leo Osman Osborne, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on July 12, 2019 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Leo was born the third child out of three sons on October 16, 1936 in Spring City, Utah to William Virgus and Athene Osborne. He graduated from North Sanpete High School where he was involved in sports, speech and debate and drama. He also graduated from Snow College and attended BYU. He married Lou Ann Hafen on December 9, 1955 in the Manti Temple. He and Lou Ann raised four children, Lyle, Laura Lee, Lance and Lorette, and lived in Nephi, Utah for 56 years.

Leo was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many callings including scout leader, Elders Quorum presidency, Sunday School teacher and president, and assistant ward clerk for 36 years.

He was also active in the community, helping with little league baseball and football. He enjoyed advising the Juab High School Rodeo Club, but one of his greatest accomplishments and enjoyments was being a member of the Ute Stampede Committee. He served on this committee for 49 years and Leo made life-long friendships with the men and women he served with. Leo worked for the Juab County ASCS office as a manager, and through this employment, he was involved in the National Association of ASCS where he was voted as the vice-president and president of the Utah group. He went on to serve as the secretary-treasurer with the national group of the NASCOE for 13 years and RASCOE for 7 years. Through these groups Leo traveled the country and was well known and respected for his work.

Leo enjoyed the time he spent each year hunting the Spring City mountains with his dad, brothers, sons, grandsons and nephews. He loved his family very much and he did everything he could for each individual to show them how much Grandpa Ozzie loved them. He could be heard at every function his children and grandchildren were involved in, either cheering them on or trying to make his point.

He is survived by his children, Lyle (Jodie) Osborne, Laura Lee (Kevin) Ockey, Lance (Tausha) Osborne, and Lorette Nielsen. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Lou Ann Hafen Osborne, his parents, and his two brothers, Connell and Glen Osborne.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of you for your many acts of kindness and love.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring City Cemetery in Spring City, Utah. There will be a viewing Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North in Nephi.

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July 17, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
94 West 300 North
Nephi, UT 84648

July 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Spring City Cemetery
100 E. Center
Spring City, UT 84662

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