Elizabeth "Bette" Osborne Obituary
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Elizabeth "Bette" Ann Osborne

July 11, 1931 - June 9, 2014
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Bette Osborne passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 after a long life filled with love for her family and compassion for all. She touched many lives throughout her 82 years, including animals of many kinds. Bette was known to many for her life-long love of dogs and cats. She led the Yakima County Humane Society in the early 80's and was the pioneer for their new facility which they currently occupy. After they refused to convert to a no-kill shelter, she opened her own shelter on her property in West Valley. Animal Home Find, her no-kill shelter, was founded in 1985 and found forever homes for over 10,000 dogs and cats in the next 25...
Bette Osborne passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 after a long life filled with love for her family and compassion for all. She touched many lives throughout her 82 years, including animals of many kinds. Bette was known to many for her life-long love of dogs and cats. She led the Yakima County Humane Society in the early 80's and was the pioneer for their new facility which they currently occupy. After they refused to convert to a no-kill shelter, she opened her own shelter on her property in West Valley. Animal Home Find, her no-kill shelter, was founded in 1985 and found forever homes for over 10,000 dogs and cats in the next 25 years. It seems wherever you go in the Yakima Valley, you meet someone that once had to leave an animal with her or found a perfect companion from Animal Home Find. Bette Bennett was born in 1931 to a logging family and lived in Spanaway, WA and went to High School at Kapowsin. After graduating with a BA in Art at University of Washington, she met and married Robert A. Osborne who was in the Navy at the time. After several years as a Navy wife, Bob and Bette settled with their 3 kids in Yakima, WA in 1964, where Bette worked as an art teacher and Bob taught Physics at Yakima Valley College for the next 35 years. Bette is survived by her husband, Bob, her three children: Kathy Courter, Victoria O'Kain and Bennett Osborne and 13 grandchildren. Anyone who has been touched in any way by Bette is welcome to come to the viewing from 12-3PM on Friday, June 13, 2014 and to the service at 3PM at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers you might consider a donation to Yakima Valley Pet Rescue. To share a memory of Bette, visit www.lmfuneralhome.com

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