Grant Osborn, 79, passed away from a liver disease of unknown origin in St. George, Utah on January 30, 1998.
He remarried his wife of 22 years, Margery Cottam Osborn in the S.L. Temple, late in his last illness. Grant was healthy and active until the final year of his life, enjoying tennis, golf, skiing, and swimming. He also loved classical music, Broadway shows, and dance. He had a dry sense of humor which helped him bear his last illness with grace and courage. Grew up in Danville, CA, went to sea for two years at age 16 on the Matson cruise ship lines. Boxed at Cal-Davis, was an air traffic controller and trained as a pilot in World War II, then received a BA from BYU, an MBA from Stanford, and a PhD from U.Penn. in insurance. Grant was an acclaimed professor at Ariz. State, at intensive insurance summer schools for insurance professionals around the country, and then at U.Mass-Amherst, where he retired.He is survived by his wife and seven children: Jeff Osborn, Peekskill, NY; Steven, SLC; David and Mark of WVC; Becky Vance and Jennifer Banks, S. Cal; Jane Pike, Jerusalem, Israel.
Memorial service on Mon., Feb. 2 at 602 E. 3900 S. at 2 p.m. The family will greet friends there from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Please give to charity rather than send flowers. The family welcomes any recollections of their father for use in a history. Send to Osborn, P.O Box 5211505, SLC, UT 84152-1505.
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