Telesfora Reynalda Osborn: 1933-2004 |

Telesfora Reynalda Osborn: 1933-2004

Telesfora Reynalda Osborn died Nov. 30, 2004, in Steamboat Springs after a lengthy illness. She was 71.

Telesfora “Flora” Reynalda Salazar was born April 27, 1933, in Coyote, N.M., to Eduardo and Delfinia (Garcia) Salazar.

Osborn was raised and attended school in Coyote. At the age of 21, she moved to Hayden with her family. She worked as a nurses aid and was a cook and waitress at both the Broken Drum and City Cafe in Hayden. She married Benny Sandercook and they were married until his death in 1972. In December of 1973, she married Gary Keith Osborn and they were married until his death in 1981. To this union was born their daughter, Mitzie.

Osborn enjoyed ceramics, doing word searches, sewing, fishing, camping, traveling, playing Yahtzee and cards, shopping and most of all being around and caring for her grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the local women’s bowling league.

Osborn is survived by her daughter, Mitzie (Eddy) Bennett of Hayden; granddaughters Kyra and Morgan Bennett; sister, Casilda Chiaro of Steamboat Springs; brothers Filimon Salazar of Hayden, Demet Salazar of Farmington, N.M., Jimmy Salazar of Grand Junction, Joe Salazar of Hayden, Hernan Salazar of Roosevelt, Utah, and Eddie and Chencho Salazar of Hayden; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Osborn was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Priscilla, a brother, Floyd, and another infant brother.

Services were held Dec. 4, 2004, at the Hayden Congregational Church with Janet Babish officiating. The organist was Avis Funk and the soloist was Troy Salazar.

Selections were “Above All” and “Silent Night.”

Pallbearers were Filimon Salazar, Demet Salazar, Jimmy Salazar, Joe Salazar, Hernan Salazar, Eddie Salazar, and Chencho Salazar.

Interment was at Hayden Cemetery.

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