December 28, 2017 at 3:45pm

Homer OsgoodMemorial for Homer Osgood ’52

Homer Osgood passed away at home with his loving wife Ann and his adoring daughters Andrea Osgood-Smith and Lynne Osgood by his side. He was 91 years old. He is survived by his grandchildren, Alex and Carly Smith, son-in-laws Tim Smith and Carl Sanders and his sister Dorethea Scolville. He was born in Decatur, Ill. to Homer Senior and May Osgood in 1926. Homer learned to sail in his youth. He was a WWII veteran in the Navy. After graduating from Millikin University, he joined Johns-Mansville and worked in Illinois and Wisconsin for ten years. Meanwhile on a ski trip he met Ann and they were married in 1958. In 1966 Homer and his family moved to San Rafael and pursued a career in real estate in the Bay Area. Homer and Ann loved traveling, adventures, skiing, hiking and kayaking into their 80's, particularly in Alaska. Homer became interested in horseback riding while taking his daughters to riding lessons. He was an accomplished equestrian. In 1981, Homer became a charter member of the Marin Horse Council. He served as treasurer on the board of directors for over 25 years. He dedicated himself to making the trails in Marin safer for horseback riders and hikers. In 2013, he was acknowledged with a tribute by the MHC for his many years of service. Homer cherished his wife, daughters and grandchildren. His vibrant smile, as well as his optimistic and strong personality will be missed by his family and friends. Donations may be made to Pt. Reyes National Seashore Assn. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Dec. 28, 2017.

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