Virginia B (Osborn) Coble

Born: Sat., Jun. 3, 1922
Died: Thu., Mar. 14, 2013


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Mar. 20, 2013
Location: LaFollette's Chapel


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Virginia Belle Coble, passed to the arms of Our Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2013.  She was born Virginia Belle Osborn on June 3, 1922 to Andrew Osborn and Virginia Mae VanHoy in Crane, Oregon.

Virginia lived almost all of her life in Harney County.  She was a rancher and a cattle woman from Riley along with her first husband Jess Gibson, where they raised their three daughters.  Jess and Virginia divorced in 1959 and Virginia continued to ranch and drive the high school bus for more than 27 years.  Some of her favorite pass times were sewing and bowling.

She met Jay Coble at a New Years Eve party in 1984.  Virginia and Jay married on May 26, 1984.  They had 21 great years together, taking many trips and visiting their children and grand children, until Jay passed away on March 17, 2005.

Virginia went to live at the Aspens in 2007, where she made even more friends and enjoyed many visits from all of her family.  While at the Aspens she served as Pioneer Day Queen on June 14, 2008.  In 2010 she was moved to the Ashley Manor where she resided until her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jay Coble; her sister, Mary Munsoy; her daughter, Evelyn M. Hinton; step daughter Judy Chester; step son, Ron Coble and grandson, Scott Smith.

She leaves behind three daughters, Edna Brown and husband Ron; Beth Jennings and husband Terry; Barbara Turrell and husband Phil.

Twenty-seven grandchildren, Linda Brown, Janet Yee and husband Dennis, Danny Brown and wife Karen, Shelley Garcia and husband Danny, Sherri Lynn Prather, Nicki Reed and husband Tom, Donna Martinez and husband Bennie, Robin Stendel and partner Brian, Tom Walters and wife Michelle, Bill Walters and wife Joyce, Shelley Tingy, James Roland and wife Deanne, Todd Roland and wife Connie, Brent Chester and wife Shannon, Rita Miller and husband Ralph.

Twenty-five great grandchildren;  8 great great grandchildren and too many nieces and nephews to count.

Contributions in Virginia's memory can be made to the Harney County Senior Citizen Center in care of LaFollette's Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, Oregon 97720.

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