James Curtis (Jim) Osbourn passed away November 29, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Jim was born January 17, 1940 to Parvin Curtis and Martha Mary Davies Osbourn in Clay Center, Kansas. He was their only boy with three sisters, Barbara (Reece) Sanderson, Beverly (Ronald) Carlson and Betty (Gary) Seibold.

Jim attended schools in Clay Center and graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1958. After high school, Jim went two years to Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas.

Not knowing what he wanted to study in college, Jim went to work in construction. For the first three years he worked various jobs on bridges and dams. Then in 1965 he went to work for the CECO Concrete Corporation, working between Colorado and Kansas City. In Kansas City he was promoted to Job Superintendent and after three years his boss asked him to go to Seattle to work for three months. Jim decided to stay longer and was promoted to District Superintendent in charge of work in the Northwest (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Idaho and later North California). He retired in 2006 after 41 years with the company.

Jim enjoyed being outdoors. He loved his weekly golf games at the Fairwood Golf and Country Club where he was a member for over 20 years. On days off you could find Jim on his riding lawn mower or out walking the two and a half acres of property to make sure there were no weeds in his lawn. He enjoyed having guests or family over for his famous BBQ ribs and all the trimmings. 

Jim was proud of the reputation he achieved at CECO but, as he wrote in his 50-year graduation booklet, he was most proud of his wife, his daughter and his son. Jim Married Linda Jolley on December 22, 1973 in Pocatello, Idaho. Following their wedding they moved to Seattle where Jim worked. About nine months later after they were married, they purchased their land in Maple Valley and lived there the rest of his life. To their union was born Martha Renee and Daryl James. Jim loved his kids. He taught them a great work ethic and he taught them love. When they married and had his grandchildren, he was one proud Poppa! He spoiled them every chance he got. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Martha (Tony) Schuler; his son, Daryl (Carrie) Osbourn; and his three grandchildren, Alexis Fae Schuler and Olivia Noelle and Noah Tate Osbourn; two sisters, Beverly and Betty; and one brother-in-law, Reece Sanderson.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Barbara; and two brothers-in-law, Ronald Carlson and Gary Seibold.

Funeral Services are pending.

Paid notice.