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Jerry Emory Osborne

January 11, 1946 ~
Jerry Emory Osborne was born Jan. 11, 1946 to Delbert and Barbara Osborne. He grew up on the family farm in the Cape Horn area of Washougal, WA. He went to work at the local papermill after graduating from Washougal High School in 1964. In 2006 he retired from there after 40 years of service.
He married Joanne King in 1966. They welcomed their first daughter, Christa in 1974 and their second daughter Kimberlee in 1977. From teaching them how to ride a bike to learning how to drive a car, he pushed them to learn and grow.
Jerry met his wife Phyllis in 2005. They spent 18 happy years together.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert Osborne and Barbara Osborne; his brother, DeWayne Osborne; his niece, Barbara Dawn Bea; and brother-in-law, Richard Bea. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Osborne; his daughters, Christa Norvell (Jason) and Kimberlee Macrae-Smith (Vince); and his three grandchildren, Keana Macrae-Smith, Matthew Norvell, and Connor Norvell.
Jerry was deeply devoted to his family and was very loved. He leaves behind a legacy for them of the importance of loyalty, perseverance, and forgiveness of others. He truly was a treasure.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Bethel Community Church in Washougal.