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Louise (Walker) Osborne

November 4, 1945 — February 29, 2024

West Jefferson

Louise (Walker) Osborne

Louise Walker Osborne, age 78 of West Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Atrium Health in Cabarrus. Mrs. Osborne was born on November 4, 1945 in Robbinsville, NC to Woodrow and Alma Lemmons Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, Arbadella Walker and a brother, Carroll Walker.

A proud graduate of A.S.U. Teachers College, Louise dedicated her life to education. Her teaching career took her to Danville, Virginia, where she left an indelible mark on the lives of her students. Later, she found her true calling as a high school biology teacher at Watauga High School in Boone. Her commitment to education went beyond the classroom, as she inspired countless students to explore the wonders of the natural world.

Louise had a profound love for nature, finding solace and joy in birdwatching and admiring flowers. Her appreciation for the beauty of the world around her was contagious, and she shared this passion with friends, family, and students alike. In her free time, she delighted in crafting and creating, leaving behind a legacy of handmade treasures that will be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to receive them.

A dedicated member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Louise was recognized for her contributions to the field of education. Her commitment to professional growth and camaraderie within the teaching community made her a respected and admired colleague.

Louise found spiritual fulfillment as a devoted member of Boone United Methodist Church. Her faith was a guiding light in her life, providing strength and comfort in both joyous and challenging times.

Mrs. Osborne is survived by:  her husband, Rex Osborne; a sister, Margaret McLean (Douglas) of Sebring, FL; sister in-law, Vicki Walker of Candler, NC; also surviving are nephews, Mac McLean of Sebring, FL, Andy Walker of Candler, NC, niece, Amy Walker of Jonesboro, TN, two lifelong friends who were like brothers since childhood, Will Reeves and Eddie Reeves.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:00 am at Boone United Methodist Church by Rev. Patti Connelly and Rev. Dr. Ed Glaize. The family will receive friends following the service. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, as Louise was a kidney transplant recipient on January 9, 1992. She attended transplant support groups for many years.

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Boone United Methodist Church

471 New Market Boulevard, Boone, NC 28607

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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