Royce Allen Osborn, 59, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to Heaven October 1, 2013.
He was born in Orient to Buryl Osborn and the late Bonnie Hotchkiss July 2, 1954.
Royce graduated from Kettle Falls High School (class of 1972) and went on to receive his Associate’s Degree from DeVry Institute (class of 1975) in Phoenix. He was married to Edith Dale Osborn on Dec. 4, 1993.
Royce was a superb electronics technician, holding positions at ITT Courier, Loral Aeronutronic, Lockheed Martin and Motorola Corporation before starting his own company, LordRo PC Repair. He was very proud of his knack for troubleshooting and his work on the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. He was widely known for his patience and persistence with difficult problems.
Teaching was one of Royce’s greatest pleasures. He seized every opportunity to teach those around him about life and relationships. Royce was an active member of North Phoenix Baptist Church. His ministry spanned two decades, ranging from financial and marital counseling to bible study leadership. He devoted himself tirelessly to raising his three kids with Christian values.
Royce loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman whose passion was the thrill of outsmarting his prey. His favorite activity was watching the birds that gathered on his patio and mimicking their calls.
His wife, Edith Osborn of Phoenix, survives him. He is also survived by his children, Anthony (Joy), Angela (Michelle) and Adam (Stephanie) Osborn, Phoenix; his grandchildren, Andrea, Anna, Alayna, Anthony Jr. and Bradley Osborn, Phoenix; his siblings, Joyce Bishop, Colville; Pennie Lindsey and Aldon Lindsey, Orient; his father Buryl (June) Osborn, Marysville.
He is predecesed by his brother, Weldon Lindsey of Orient.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.
The family has requested any memorial contributions be given to Crown, a ministry that provides financial training to those in need. Donations can be made by phone at 1-800-722-1976 or online at www.crown.org .