Dorothy Colledge Osborne

dorothy osborne
Dorothy Colledge Mills Osborne, 79, of 53 Parkview Dr., Candler, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at St. Joseph Campus Mission Hospitals. Mrs. Osborne was born in Haywood Co. and was a daughter of the late Arthur Wilson and Elizabeth Kuykendall Colledge. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Mills, who died in August, 1981, and her second husband, Florian W. Osborne, who died in November, 1995. Mrs. Osborne retired as a drug buyer for T.C. Smith & Co. She had been a resident of Pisgah Estates, where she had many, many friends. She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church but had most recently attended Acton United Methodist Church. Mrs. Osborne is survived by her step-daughter, Deborah Osborne, of Greer, SC; sister, Lillian “Louise” Colledge Beeson and husband Edward L., of New Orleans, LA; one step-granddaughter, Tracy Proctor, of Durham; and three nephews, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ben Beeson, of Woodland, CA, Brad Beeson, of Baltimore, MD, and Matthew Beeson, of Austin, TX. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Acton United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald E. Sowers officiating. Her family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery. Donations may be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, the American Red Cross, Mountain Area Chapter, 100 Edgewood Rd., Asheville, NC 28804, or to a church of one’s choice.

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  1. Louise,Ed, Debbie and Tracy

    Iam Faye’s daughter, and just learned of Dot’s untimely death. I had tried to call her and found the phone disconnected. I called her hairdresser and she gave me the bad news.

    She was so good to my Mother for many years, and kept her out of assisted living. She was good to us when we cleaned out Mother’s condo. As you know she loved to cook and give it away. I wish I had known she was sick, I would loved to have talked to her one more time. They had many trips together and I have lots of pictures of these trips.

    Sincerely, EmilieStevens

  2. I did not know Aunt Dot when she was young and have yet to see a picture of her from that time, but if she was half as beautiful on the outside as she was on the inside, she must have been a total knockout. I will miss her.

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