Linda Jane (Cone) Osborne, 73, a resident of Potlatch, ID passed away at her home on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in her comfy bed, her way, and with her family by her side.
Linda was born in March. 21, 1948, in Moscow, ID to Vincent and Lucille (Dixon) Cone. Linda was the baby sister of Delfred, Garoldine, Velda, and Paulette Cone. She attended her schooling at Potlatch, ID and graduated from the Potlatch High School in 1966. Linda attended the University of Idaho for one year and then “finally” began dating Cliff Osborne of Potlatch. They attended all twelve years of their schooling before college, together, but didn’t “admit” to liking each other until college. Linda began working at General Telephone Company as an operator and married Cliff on May 30, 1969. They welcomed their son, Bryan Clifford Osborne in February of 1972. Linda, Cliff, and Bryan moved to Orofino, Idaho in 1974 and she transferred from General Telephone Company of Moscow, Idaho to work at the Orofino, Idaho location of GTE. Linda and Cliff welcomed their daughter, Kimberly Ann Osborne in May of 1976. Linda, Cliff and her family lived in Orofino for approximately 12 years before returning to Potlatch, Idaho to build their dream home on Osborne family land. Linda was fortunate enough to transfer with General Telephone to their Moscow, Idaho location working as a line assigner until her retirement in 1998 (working for 31 years with the company).
Linda was known for her spice, sass, and zest for life. One of Linda’s biggest loves besides her family was her love for horses. Linda was one of the founding members of the Cayuse Kids Saddle Club and always welcomed new (horsey) community members to the club. Along with being very active with the Cayuse Kids Saddle Club Linda enjoyed packing sponsor flags for the Lewiston Roundup Association. For many years Linda packed flags with her friends and daughter, Kim. Even though 2020 and 2021 were challenging years for Linda’s health they also held special years for her as she was able to attend several events watching her granddaughter carry on the tradition of representing the Lewiston Roundup.
Linda leaves behind; her son Bryan C. Osborne of Princeton, ID; her daughter, Kimberly A. Osborne, of Potlatch, Idaho; her brother: Delfred Cone, of Princeton Idaho, six grandchildren, Alisha Fish (Josh), Trevor Osborne, Devan Carpenter (Libby Sheffler), Jordan Osborne, Jade Osborne, and Danaira Carpenter; four great-grandchildren, Payeton, Rylie, Taylor, and Eli; and numerous very special nephews and nieces.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, sisters- Garoldine Kinman, Velda Ross, Paulette Cone along with her husband of over 50 years- Clifford Osborne who passed away September 27, 2020.
A memorial service for Linda will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21st at the Cayuse Kids Saddle Club Grounds (Bear Creek Road) in Princeton, Idaho. A catered dinner will follow the memorial service.
Memorials may be given to the following:
Cayuse Kids Saddle Club, P.O. Box 152, Princeton, ID 83857
Lewiston Roundup Association, P.O. Box 314, Lewiston, ID 83501
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com.
CAYUSE KIDS SADDLE CLUB CAYUSE KIDS SADDLE CLUB
P.O. BOX 152, PRINCETON ID 83857
LEWISTON ROUNDUP ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 314, LEWISTON ID 83501