Earl 'Oz' Richard Osborne

A celebration of life for Earl "Oz" Richard Osborne, 86, a Yerington resident, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Valley United Methodist Church at 44 River Road, in Smith.

Mr. Osborne died April 1, 2006, at the South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington. He was born June 20, 1919, in Mason Valley, at the Osborne Family Ranch, to Sydney Osborne and Grace Watson.

He married Doris "Tommi" Hansen in Placerville, Calif., in June 1955.

He worked as an electronics technician for more than 25 years.

He enjoyed gardening and playing music on several instruments, including the saxophone, trumpet, accordion, keyboard and percussion. He volunteered to play at the Mason Valley Residence, the senior center and the Long Term Health Care unit at South Lyon Medical Center.

Among his survivors are his wife, of Yerington; daughters Darlene Leggitt of Livingston, Texas, and Kathleen Deaton of Huntsville, Ark.; son, Daniel Osborne of Wellington; stepson, Gary Thompson of Green Valley, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Burial will take place with a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday at the Valley View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Smith Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, Smith, NV, 89430.

Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home in Yerington is in charge of arrangements.


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