Kelvin ‘Kelly’ Eric Osborn |

Kelvin ‘Kelly’ Eric Osborn

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

Kelly Osborn, 48, of Carbondale passed away Feb. 24 2012 at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs with his brother, son and girlfriend by his side.

Kelly was born Aug. 4 1963 in Topeka, Kan. He is the fourth of six children from Gene Wendel Osborn and Margaret Wirsig Osborn.

Kelly was a vibrant, fun-loving man who was a craftsman among carpenters. He took pride in his work, with a work ethic unsurpassed by few. Kelly was most at home when outside riding his bike, camping, nordic skiing and snowboarding. Although passing at a relatively young age, his life was lived to the fullest. Kelly was rarely seen without a smile. Even in the most difficult of times, his sense of humor would shine. He was not one to sugarcoat things, however his heart possessed intentions only of sincerity and integrity. He was a very loving, supportive father, and dedicated companion to his longtime girlfriend. Very few can juggle all things life can throw at them, but Kelly seemed to respond to all changes and responsibilities with ease.

While his passing came quickly, he will not be forgotten. Kelly was preceded in death by his father, Gene Osborn, and is survived by his mother, Mickie Osborn; only son, Colin; longtime girlfriend and adoring companion Dalene Rankin; sisters Terri, Becki, Dixie and Jodie; brother Mitch; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Kelly will be held at The Orchard at The Church at Carbondale on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m.

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