Daniel Garth Osborn, 90, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born March 28, 1924 on a farm southeast of Billings, Oklahoma to James Ray and Laurine Osborn, Dan was later joined by his sister Shirley Lee (Bellmon) and brother Max Ray. Dan's values and thoughts remained closely tied back to his early life on the farm and he always enjoyed the opportunity to return to the people and land where he had grown up.
Dan married Nona Lea Roberts on May 14, 1943 in Bryan, Texas after they had both graduated from Billings High School. Dan had been the School Senior Class President and Nona had been its Treasurer/Secretary. Their seventy-one year marriage has produced three children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, so far.
Dan served in the US Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 as a pilot, and then later in the US Air Force Reserves, attaining the rank of captain. After WWII he earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University and then set out on a 30+ year career with Cities Service Company. At Cities, Dan started in the general accounting department, studied late into the nights to earn his CPA, and rose to a position in senior management, responsible for domestic and international corporate tax, traveling to Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East to represent Cities.
Dan enjoyed family and being around people of all ages and interests. He had a love of golf, physical activity, carpentry, yard work, as well as a lifelong interest in Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Dan and Nona loved to travel in the US and abroad to meet distant relatives and do ancestor hunting. He attended Kirk on the Hill Church in Tulsa and enjoyed the weekly Men's Bible Study Group there.
A graveside service will be held at the Union Cemetery in Billings, Oklahoma on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Dan Bair officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home in Billings.
The family wishes to thank Inverness Village for the kindness they have shown during Dan's illness.
In place of flowers, memorials can be sent to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.