Jack M. Osburne

March 25, 1931March 12, 2014

.Jack M. Osburne, age 82, long-time resident of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, passed away on February 12, 2014 at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earle and Myrtle Osburne, and brothers Earle and Donald.

Jack was born on March 25, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force, stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, where he met and married Helen Hoagland on June 28, 1954. After leaving the military, he entered the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, graduating in 1960 and moved his now growing family to Pueblo, Colorado to begin his long career of private practice dentistry. While in Pueblo, he served as a member and President of City Council. Jack moved his dental practice to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1985. After retiring, he began his second career creating Health Management Systems, a dental insurance company, which later partnered with Anthem. Jack was very proud of his membership in Colorado Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Group Practice, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

The love of his career was second only to the love of his surviving wife, Helen, and his children, son Gregory, and daughter’s Jacque (Bob) May, Cynthia (Dennis) Smith and Laurie (John) Twilbeck along with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jack enjoyed the majestic mountains of Colorado and Utah, jeeping, ATV riding, camping and fishing. Jack was a friend and mentor to so many along his path through life. His presence and eternal optimism will be greatly missed.

A casual celebration of his life is scheduled at Woodmen Valley Stone Chapel on Tuesday, March 18th at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to National Jewish Health or a charity of your choice.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jack M. Osburne

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April 23, 2014

My Dear Helen, it saddens me to have heard of Jack's passing. I had some thoughts come to me that just was telling me to find the both of you again. When the first thing that came up was the memory of such a wonderful friend. Jim and I wish to express our condolences to you and the rest of the family. He was a good man! And we loved him dearly. Jim and Mary Hall (Yuma Arizona)

March 24, 2014


I was shocked and saddened to read of Jack's death. I sent you a sympathy card to your Talleson Court address, but it was returned as "non-delieverable as addressed" and "unable to forward", and an address for you doesn't show up in the phone directory.

You've been in my thoughts, and I hope you are holding up well at this time of great loss.


Cathe Berg

Kevin Pribyl

March 21, 2014

Helen, Jack was a neat man. He and I formed a heartfelt relationship early on.
It was all about family. He listened to me when I spoke of the love I had for my dad who was dying. God love him.

March 18, 2014

we will always remember Jack working out in his yard with his big brim sun hat and a big smile. we will all dearly miss you . All our love, John, Kim, Mason, Austin and Brysen Tyler

Claryce and Ted House

March 15, 2014

Dear Helen, I wish I could be there for Jack's Memorial Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Jack was a very special guy and he was admired by all the family. We enjoyed sharing his life with us and he will sorely miss him.

Tim Hickey

March 12, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Love from Tim and Family.

Sharon Phelps

March 12, 2014

Dear Helen,
I was very sorry to learn of your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.