Telesfora Reynalda Osborn (1933-2004)


Hayden resident Telesfora "Flora" Reynalda Osborn passed away Nov. 30, 2004, in Steamboat Springs after a lengthy illness. She was 71.

Flora Reynalda Salazar was born April 27, 1933, in Coyote, N.M., to Eduardo and Delfinia Salazar. She was raised and attended school in Coyote.

At the age of 21, Flora moved to Hayden with her family. She worked as a nurse's aide and a cook and waitress at the Broken Drum and the City Cafe in Hayden.

She married Benny Sandercook, and the couple remained together until his death in 1972. In December 1973, Flora married Gary Keith Osborn, who died in 1981. The couple had a daughter, Mitzie.

Flora enjoyed ceramics, word searches, sewing, fishing, camping, traveling, playing Yahtzee and cards, shopping and, most of all, being around and caring for her grandchildren. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the local women's bowling league.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Priscilla; a brother, Floyd; and an infant brother.

Flora is survived by a daughter, Mitzie, and her husband, Eddy Bennett, of Hayden; two granddaughters, Kyra and Morgan Bennett; a sister, Casilda Chiaro of Steamboat Springs; seven brothers, Filimon, Joe, Eddie and Chencho Salazar of Hayden, Demet Salazar of Farmington, N.M., Jimmy Salazar of Grand Junction, and Hernan Salazar of Roosevelt, Utah; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service was held Dec. 4, 2004, at the Hayden Congregational Church. Pastor Janet Babish officiated. Interment followed in Hayden Cemetery.


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