In memory of Garry Martin Osborn, 1944-2008

GARRY MARTIN OSBORN, 64 Posted: Wednesday, Jan 7th, 2009 Monte Vista Journal

OGDEN, Utah — Garry Martin Osborn, 64, died Dec. 31, 2008, in Ogden.

He was born March 28, 1944 at Monte Vista to Glenn Morton and Lillian Emily Kennedy Osborn.

Garry graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1962 and attended Adams State College from 1962-63, taking a pre-med curriculum. He then attended the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Radiological Technologists from 1963-65. He was Salutatorian, Class President and co-winner of the Ray Bowl Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program in Denver from 1978-82.

A Radiological Technologist, he was cross trained in CT and became a journeyman carpenter 1982, devoting his career to medical/health care and construction until becoming disabled in 2005.

A Viet Nam veteran, he attained the rank of Sgt. E-5 and was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon in 1969, National Defense Service Medal, First Award, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal , Authorized Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Purple Heart and President Unit Citation.

Garry will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

His generosity and kindness will not be forgotten by any life he touched. He was an avid coin collector, enjoyed watching movies with his children, loved to sing and was a fantastic tenor, often asked to sing at weddings and in church. His favorite hymn was: “He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw my Need.”

A devoted father and huge supporter of all his children’s endeavors,

Garry was the best “Soccer Mom” on his youngest daughter, Krystal’s, team.

He was a member of the American Registry of Radiological Technologists and Numismatic Association.

His father and mother preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Amber Haley Osborn Jessop and her husband, Gabriel Ernest Jessop; Christopher Garrett Osborn and Krystal Kathleen Osborn; and grandchildren, Morgan Lillian Jessop, Adriel Windfall Jessop, Violet Emory Jessop and Jaden Zane Osborn, sister, Glenda Osborn Childs of South Fork and his twin brother, Glenn Morton Osborn of Byers, Colo.

A Memorial Service and Graveside Military Honors will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the VA Cemetery in Draper, Utah, Flowers/ Condolences may be directed to: Rose or Ivan Saunders, 3400 Quincy Ave. Ogden, UT 84403 or a tree may be planted in his honor.

Comment from Judy Atwood
The "Ray Bowl" was not part of the carpenters thing. The Ray Bowl was established by Evelyn L. (Billie) Roberts and was a competition that the Colorado State Society of Radiologic Technologists adapted to help students pass the Registry. I have forgotten what TV program this was taken from, but I was a part of that those many years ago and if Garry won it, then he was the best tech in the State of Colorado for whatever year he won. It was a contest that was patterned after some TV show...I just can't think of what program that was. My "remember" is broken concerning some things that happened long ago.

The Ray Bowl .....it was a great honor to be a winner of that....the best in the state!!!!

A later comment:
The Ray Bowl being patterned College Bowl and was sponsored by GE, and teams of two people....that would be why Garry was a co-winner. The main things is that Garry won the Ray Bowl in whatever year and he would have competed with students from every other School of Radiology in Colorado. The Ray Bowl was held every year at the State Convention. It was a prize to behold.

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Garry Martin Osborn, 1944-2008 More Family pictures.

 

 

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