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Calvin Monroe Osborne
July 6, 1945 ~ May 8, 2017
May 31, 2017
Calvin Monroe Osborne passed away May 8, 2017, at 1:09 a.m. after a short stay at The Hospice House of Coeur d’ Alene. A celebration of life and pot luck will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Dan and Angela Tucker’s residence at 475 Eagle Crest Road, Moyie Springs.

Calvin was born on July 6, 1945, to Calvin Monroe Osborne Sr. and Helen McDannel Osborne in Anchorage, Alaska.

Calvin’s mother Helen was one first set of twins born in Anchorage in 1914. Helen’s parents, John Casey and Mary, operated the Twin’s Café and Hotel in downtown Anchorage until John’s death in 1930.

Calvin was married to Linda Louise Inman on May 8, 1963, and they had four children. Calvin’s beloved wife Linda passed away in 1978, and that’s when Calvin decided to move his family out of Alaska and settle on a small farm in the Copeland area of Bonners Ferry.

Calvin was a hard working man whose working career included work on the Alaska Pipeline, being a gas fitter for Anchorage Natural Gas, an independent long-haul truck driver and owner of Belfair Auto Parts. Calvin worked hard for his family and he enjoyed his play time as well. He was a seasoned fisherman who provided many fish for the family table. There were many wonderful family camping trips to Homer, Alaska.

In Idaho, a favorite spot to recreate was Robinson Lake. He loved fishing, camping, picking berries and riding four wheelers, motorcycles and snow machines.

Calvin is preceded in death by his wife, Linda, son Calvin “Chip” Monroe Osborne III, father Calvin Monroe Osborne Sr. and brother Charlie Osborne.

Calvin is survived by his long- time friend Vicki Blake, daughter Gloria and husband Art Widener of Yakima, Washington, and their children Tyler and Kaprice Widener, Joshua Widener and great-granddaughters Kellynn, Mahri, and Saniyah, daughter Angela and husband Dan Tucker of Bonners Ferry, and their children Skye Tucker, Aubrey and Matthew Worley, Jadin and Thomas Haggett and Zak Dodge-Tucker, son James Calvin Osborne his daughters Justine Moore, Dani Osborne and great-grandchildren Sam, Isaac and Madelynn, stepson Jeremy and wife Donna Sherfield of Phoenix, Arizona, and their children Bridgette Beaubien, Mathew and Jonathan Sherfield, sisters Thelma Sennett of Sequim, Washington, Linda Hood of Anchorage, Alaska and Merla Christiani of Covington, Georgia, nephew Jonathan St. Clair of Anchorage, niece Brenda Root and many other nieces and nephews.