Ronald Gary Osborne

1942 ~ 2022


Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
Jul 1, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Draper 6th Ward, 1272 East Walden Lane, Draper, Utah 84020
Jul 2, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Funeral Service

Draper 6th Ward Chapel, 1272 East Walden Lane, Draper, Utah 84092
Jul 2, 2022 11:00 AM

Ronald Gary Osborne passed away in a work-related accident on June 27, 2022. Ron was born on October 19, 1942, in Murray, Utah to Roland and Dorothy Osborne. He was raised on a dairy farm in Crescent, Utah, the second of 5 children. He met the love of his life, Barbara Peterson, while playing volleyball at a church youth activity. They fell in love and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Ron and Barbara celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on June 21st. They were the proud parents of 5 children and 16 grandchildren (who endearingly called him “Gramps”, “G-Ron” or “Man”).

Ron’s unparalleled work ethic started on the family dairy farm, where he worked alongside his father, mother, siblings, nephews, and sons milking cows and doing all the chores required to maintain the farm. Despite a full-time career for the Salt Lake County Fire Department and owning a successful trucking business, Ron continued to milk cows at 3:00 a.m. for decades after moving off the farm.

The only thing Ron loved more than good, hard work was his family. He loved any family event, no matter the activity or location. If his family was present, he was happy and smiling. Ron would move mountains to attend the sporting and extracurricular activities of his children and grandchildren, even if it meant going back to work for several hours after and missing sleep.

Ron loved to travel and visited more than 25 countries with Barbara and sometimes their children. He had Jazz tickets for 31 seasons and loved to attend games with his brothers and friends, but especially his children and grandchildren (where they would be treated a dinner before and ice cream at half-time).

Ron had a simple, but deep and abiding faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This faith was evident in all aspects of his life and particularly in the way he treated everyone he encountered. He is well known for his acts of kindness.

Ron served in various callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially enjoyed serving as a missionary with Barbara in the Salt Lake City Inner City Mission and later in the Conference Center at Temple Square.

When Ron could not be with his family, he was always at work. He retired from the Salt Lake County Fire Department after 25 years of service to pursue the small business more fully he had started many years prior - Ron Osborne Trucking. Ron really enjoyed the longstanding and meaningful relationships with his employees and customers.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Dorothy, older brother DeLoy, one infant sister, SueAnn and brother-in-law Val Bowlden. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children, Ronnie (Becky), Matt (Kim), Marcy Balfe (Kevin), Clay (Kysa), Oakley Scott (Jake); 16 grandchildren; siblings, Randy (Vickie), Pam Bowlden and sister-in-law Marie Osborne.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the Draper 6th Ward, 1272 E. Walden Lane (1300 East 12770 South), Draper, Utah. Viewings will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Ron would love and the family requests that you make a donation of money, goods or time to anyone who stands in need.


I hope you and your family are overcoming this situation.

God bless your father and give you strenght.

My warmest regards
Teacher Ana Guzman

- Ana Luisa Guzman Quinto

Sorry for your loss Barbara. He will be definitely be missed by everyone.
Wish I could be there with you and the family. Ron was a great guy. When he was my boss he would let you know if you did a good job. Still hard to believe that he's gone. But I know that he's with all of us now. And watching out for us. Along with my dad. He would treat me as though I was a son.
Love John Harrison ❤️

- John Harrison

Barbara and family we are so saddened by Ron’s passing and want you to know how grateful we are to have been a friend and fellow traveler with the two of you. We will treasure our memories. Ron is a great guy who always had a kind, friendly word for everyone, as well as a helping hand. Our love and prayers are with you all. May the Lord comfort you.

- Berty and Craig Wardle

Dear Osborne Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a wonderfully kind and gentle man!

- Kelly Alter

Ron Osborne what a Great Man, Ron always would light up my day, and when I would see a Osborne truck at the Refinery I would always check to see if it was Ron, just so I could say Hello, My Heart is Heavy at Such a Great Man is gone, from all of US, I cherish all the times I talked with Ron and his wonderful Family l, at Christmas Party's, When I Worked at Sevier Valley Oil. To the family our thoughts and prayers.
Ron will be Truly Missed.

With Our Love and Prayers
Michael & Claudia Stephenson
Magna, Utah

- Michael Stephenson (Maverik Logistics)

What a wonderful man! We were so blessed to know him. We are so sorry for your loss at this time, but grateful for the beautiful example he set for all of us.

Much Love,

The Carr Family

- Matthew and Michele Carr

Great man Thoughts and prayers for the Family

- Mike Pueblo @Mcneil Brothers

Dear Marcy & Kevin,
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you on the passing of your father. It is so hard to lose, not only a parent, but the “Gramps” to your children. By all accounts, Ron led a profoundly impactful life to many others who will miss him deeply.. May your memories and your faith guide you through your sadness. Love, Aunt Terry

- Terry Balfe

Ron was a wonderful person,
I always enjoyed visiting with him when he came to the shop where I use to work.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.

- Tammy (Schafer) Noble

My thoughts and prayers are with the family for the tragic loss of such great and wonderful man

- Kenneth Johnson

A Giant of a man, that blessed us all with kind words. It will be just a short time for him before we meet again, but will drag it’s feet for all of us. I will look forward to seeing you again.

- Duane R Buchanan ( DR /Santa )

Our deepest condolences to Barbara and to each member of Ron’s family. Ron was a kind and good man and we are grateful to have known him.

- Carol and Ken Brown

We’ve known Ron now for 30 years, since our sweet daughter Kim married Matt. And we’ve admired Barbara and Ron so much. What a sweet gentleman man Ron was. Always a teaser, and so kind. I’m so glad that we were able to know him. Barbara we love and appreciate you, and our hearts ache for your sorrow. Please know how much your wonderful family means to us. Love, Jim and Chris Jensen

- Chris and Jim Jensen

My heart is broken from this sad news. I worked with Ron at the fuel company. I can hear his booming laughter coming down the hall as I reminisce. I extend my sincere and deepest sympathy to the entire family. He leaves an amazing legacy. Peaceful blessings to you all.

- RaLynn (Rae) Delliskave

I was deeply saddened when I heard about Ron. I’ve know him for many years through our relationship of being in the same work. I always enjoyed talking to Ron at the loading racks or seeing him out on the road. I looked up and respected him. He was always kind and pleasant to be around. I have the same feelings for Ron Jr. Ron “Sr” will be missed.

- Spencer Stevens

Ron was a great guy, sending my condolences to the family may he Rest in Peace. We will miss his humor here at Semi Service.

- Ed Vallejos

Ron was and always will be one of the very best men I've ever known

- Wayne Pullen

I work at the silver eagle refinery where Ron and his son would come and load product on a daily basis. I enjoyed seeing and conversing with him for the past 12 yrs. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family.

- Robert Benoit

We are so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. What a legacy he has built. He was a great man. We love you all ❤️.

- Todd and Kim Fairbourn