Carolyn Osborn

March 14, 1945January 3, 2019

Carolyn June Osborn, 73, of Greeley, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born on March 14, 1945 in Alliance, Nebraska to Vernon Osborn and Barbara Ball.

When Carolyn was six years old, she contracted polio, which left her as a quadriplegic. She never let that dim her spirits and still played cards and dolls with her siblings. While living at a home for those with disabilities in Denver, she met Bill O’Keefe. Two weeks later, he asked her to marry him. In 1983, Carolyn moved to a new place that was ran by the Greeley Center for Independence. Bill would later come join her. Carolyn began taking classes at the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1987 at the age of 42.

Carolyn is survived by her significant other, Bill O’Keefe; mother, Barbara Ball; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Joyce Osborn; sisters, Diana Osborn and Rosella Rust and her nieces and nephews, Gina Osborn, Matt Osborn, Johny Osborn, Jacob Price and Rachel Rider.

Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3400 28th Street, Greeley, followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 10, 2019

Carolyn Osborn

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