Clifford D. Osborne, 72, a resident of Potlatch, ID passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020
Clifford was born on Jan. 30, 1948 at Moscow, ID to Thomas and Freida (Fahl) Osborne. He attended his schooling at Potlatch, ID and graduated from the Potlatch High School in 1966. Cliff worked as a hunting guide for one season until he married Linda Cone of Princeton, Idaho in May of 1969 and they made their home in Moscow, Id. He attended the University of Idaho and earned his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management in May of 1972. Cliff and Linda welcomed their son, Bryan Clifford Osborne in February of 1972. Cliff, Linda, and Bryan moved to Orofino, Idaho in 1974 and he began working for Carney Pole Company as their Forest Manager and then was promoted to District Manager. While working for Carney Pole, Cliff became extremely knowledgeable with cedar poles and their biproducts. Cliff and Linda welcomed daughter, Kimberly Ann Osborne in May of 1976. He worked at Carney Pole until the business closed in 1984. He also worked a variety of logging/woods related jobs along with owning and operating a successful horseshoeing business and then went to work for Ron Ponozzo Trucking. In 1986 Cliff and his family moved back to Potlatch to build their home on Osborne family property. Cliff and his younger brother Mike began their own logging business and he continued to log until he went to work for the State of Idaho as one of their Logging Safety Advisors in 1988. He retired from the State of Idaho Logging Safety in 2010 and then went back to logging with his brother, son, and nephew until his health did not allow him to continue.
Cliff leaves behind his wife of over 50 years, Linda of Potlatch; a son Bryan C. Osborne, wife Hope Osborne, of Princeton, ID; a daughter, Kimberly A. Osborne, of Harvard, Idaho; four brothers: Carl Dean Osborne, of Moscow, Idaho, Thomas Joseph Osborne, wife Justine Osborne, of Lewiston, ID, Harold Lee Osborne, of Onaway, ID, Michael Claude Osborne, wife Beth Osborne, of Potlach, ID; six grandchildren, Alisha Fish (Josh), Trevor Osborne, Devan Carpenter, Jordan Osborne, Jade Osborne, and Danaira Carpenter; three great-grandchildren, Payeton, Rylie, and Eli; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Cliff is preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Shirley (Carl-Dean) Osborne, and sister-in-law Sandy (Harold) Osborne.
A memorial service for Cliff will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 10th at the Cayuse Kids Saddle Club Grounds (Bear Creek Road) in Princeton, Idaho with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating. A catered dinner will follow the memorial service.
Memorials may be given to the following:
Kootenai Clinic Cancer Services, 1440 East Mullan Avenue, Post Falls, ID, 83854
Kindred Hospice, 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd Ste 610, Pullman, WA 99163
Cayuse Kids Saddle Club, P.O. Box 152, Princeton, ID 83857
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com.
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CAYUSE KIDS SADDLE CLUB CAYUSE KIDS SADDLE CLUB
P.O. BOX 152, PRINCETON ID 83857
1610 NE EASTGATE BLVD. STE 610, Pullman WA 99163
KOOTENAI CLINIC CANCER SERVICE
1440 EAST MULLAN AVENUE, POST FALLS ID 83854