Osborn Frank Patterson, 83, passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, in Casper.
He was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Frank and Ina (Lemon) Patterson, moving to Montana shortly after. Oz attended a country school outside Red Lodge, Montana, before moving to Powell, where he played football and graduated in 1955.
Oz then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and traveled to the Far East. Upon getting his honorable discharge, he returned to Powell for a short while and worked several jobs with oil rigs that took him to different states. In 1959, he enrolled at Nebraska Vocational Technical School in Milford, Nebraska, to seek an electrical career.
He met his future wife (Barbara Fulton) in the summer of 1960 and they married that December. He then worked for Mountain Bell Telephone from 1962 to 1990.
Upon retiring, Oz found many jobs in maintenance, with the last one at Casper Orthopedics. He met many great friends there, including the doctors.
In October 1964, their son Charles was born and Kimberlee arrived in 1966. In 1979, Osborn gave his heart to Jesus, knowing he was on his way to Heaven upon the Lord deciding to take him home.
Osborn was a very compassionate, loving man. He loved his family, as well as many friends. Osborn was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church in Casper, and loved the church and its members.
Survivors include his wife Barbara; son Charles and daughter Kimberlee; two granddaughters and one grandson; one great-granddaughter; sister Jeanette Hardin; brother-in law Keith Sand; and several nieces and nephews.
The family appreciates all the visits and love shared, which Oz shared with many of you.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Grace Bible Baptist Church in Casper with Pastor Steve Adams officiating.