Richard Shirill Osbment…April 4, 1942 – March 9, 2012

    A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Pueblo, Colorado resident and former longtime Lamar resident Richard Shiril Osbment will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday March 17, 2012 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.  Don Turner and Brian Osbment will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar.
    Per the family’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public viewing.
    Mr. Osbment was born April 4, 1942 at Walsh, CO. to Richard Ray Osbment and Esther Darlene Ralstin-Osbment. He departed this life on Friday March 9, 2012 in Pueblo, CO. at the age of 69.
    Richard was preceded in death by his father Richard Ray Osbment of Lamar, CO. on May 9, 1977; by his mother Esther Darlene Woods of Lamar, CO. on January 31, 2002; by his step-father Ralph Woods of Lamar, CO. on December 15, 1998; by one sister Dorothea Bryan of Lamar, CO. on January 30, 2002; by one brother Allen L. Osbment of Lamar, CO. on August 27, 2010, by an aunt Zora Gunkle of Springfield, CO.; and by an uncle Elbert Westerman of Lamar, CO.
     He is survived by his wife Elma Osbment of  Pueblo, CO.; by his daughter Lynda (Dave) McGown of Lamar, CO.; by two grandchildren Tyler Yoho of Chico, CA.; Amber (Brian Kincaid) Yoho of Lamar, CO.; by 6 great grandchildren, by two brothers Albert (Shirley) Osbment of Lamar, CO.; and Dennis Osbment of Austin, MN. By a brother in law Ralph (Carol) Kerr of Central Point, OR.; by a sister in law Loretta Kerr of Rocky Ford, CO.; by an aunt Faye Westerman of Lamar, CO.; and by an uncle Shirley Gunkle of Springfield, CO. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
    Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Shiril Osbment Memorial Fund, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way Pueblo, CO. 81005 P.O., either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.
   Services for Shiril Osbment are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. providing families with sensitivity, compassion, and respect. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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