Dr. Michael R. Osborne

dr. michael osborne
Dr. Michael Roy Osborne of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital at the age of 64. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at Tree of Life Church in New Braunfels on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM. His father, Roy F. Osborne will be officiating. Mike's life began on April 4, 1948 in Denver, CO, born to Roy F. Osborne and Nova D. Potts Osborne. He met the love of his life, Phyllis (Diane) Wharton, at the San Leandro Church of Christ in California in the summer of 1965. As he always said, he "fell in love when I first saw her from forty yards away." Michael and Diane married on May 18, 1968 at The Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA. The Osbornes became a part of the city of New Braunfels in January of 1975. Mike served and protected our community as an officer and detective with the NBPD, at the same time, touching and healing the lives of many as a local chiropractor. He continued to administer loving care to his patients up until five weeks before his passing. His mother, Nova D. Osborne, preceded Mike in death. Survivors include his loving wife, Diane Osborne; son, Michael R. Osborne, Jr.; daughter Heather Ann Osborne Davis; son-in-law, Joshua Luke Davis; grandchildren, Maggie Victoria Osborne, Marshall Roy Osborne, and Luke Alexander Davis; father, Roy F. Osborne; brother Don Osborne; sister-in-law Judy Osborne; sister Victoria Berman; brother-in-law Henry Berman; brother Barry Osborne; the Wharton family, Vic and Kathy Wharton, Joe and Donna Moser, Frank and Rida Castellano, Matt and Binky Koski, Kent and Micky Williams, Dennis and Danita Romero, Chuck and Tammy Wharton; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations in Dr. Mike's honor be made to the M.D.A. A.L.S. Division, 8610 Broadway, Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX, 78217.

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  1. Blessings of peace and wonderful warm memories provide comfort to you, Diane, and to both of your children. I have learned much from you and Michael about kindness and goodness. Karen Garland

  2. Dr.Mike was such a sweet soul, I am so very saddened he lost his battle so soon. My thoughts and prayers go to all of you. Love to you Mrs. Diane. -Staci,Rylee and Sarah

  3. God bless all of the family!! My prayers are with you. Dr Mike was a very special person. He will be missed!!

  4. Cheryl and I are praying for your family in this time of sorrow. We will miss Mike, and I will always have fond memories of working at the PD and getting my adjustments. We had many great conversations over the years. More importantly, Mike was always a spriritual sounding board, and had great insight that I truly admired.

  5. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family> I pray they soon find a cure or prevention for ALS as it is taking too many of our fine Christian men,

  6. My deepest and most sincere condolences to every member of Mike’s family. I will miss him very much as he provided both Connie and myself with his chiropractic skills and his friendship. Mike will be missed by so many in this community,most of all his loving wife Diane and all of his family.

  7. I have so many memories of going with my mom every week to Dr. Osborne’s office in New Braunfels, then to his home office where I also got adjustments. Dr. Osborne was a kind soul, one of the kindest men I have ever met. I loved his passion for life, his passion for all of his varied interests, and his love for his family. Sending you a big hug, Diane!

  8. We will always remember his smile whenever we talked to him and I know the families will surly miss his presence in their lives. Our hearts are saddened with his passing and condolences to all family members and friends.

  9. Enjoyed our friendship through the years! Diane, we pray for peace and comfort by the Holy Spirit and that God’s good grace overshadow you! Love you! Iralee of the Fork Club

  10. Diane, Michael, Heather and family… I was saddened to hear of Mike’s passing but remember fondly the impact he had on my life. He was a teacher, a mentor and the kind of friend few men find. I was fortunate to know him and he will be missed. Few can know the contributions he made to this community through his work as a police investigator. I find comfort in knowing he has the big forge fired up now and is enjoying the Lords company. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Dear Diane and family, We are so sad to hear of Mike’s passing but at the same time know that he is with Jesus, complete and whole again. God Bless You as you continue to walk this journey… We will be praying for you Chuck and Lora West

  12. I am so shocked and saddened to hear of this huge loss of such a kind and gentle man. As a police officer, Mike once (to both our embarrassment) had to pull me over for speeding — after his ‘talk’ with me, I felt like crying — he was so gentle and so RIGHT…and he only gave me a warning, so very Christ like now that I think back on it. Diane, my heart breaks for you. Sending you and the entire family my love and hugs. barb reininger

  13. Michael was a great person. We never knew him as a police officer, but he took great care of our tired bodies. His camping stories were so fun. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the family.

  14. As I recall the many times Mike and you reached out to me when I walked in your footsteps a few years back, I am reminded of the sweetness of those gentle hugs and kind words. While I was unaware of Mike’s illness until now, I know he is in a far better place. He is walking on streets of gold and sitting at the feet of Jesus. Praising the one who gave His all that we might have life eternal. May God keep you and comfort you as you face the days and weeks ahead. If I know anything, I know He will do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can think or ask. Many blessings with love are being sent your way.

  15. Diane – our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family, as they have been daily since we heard of Mike’s diagnosis. You are very special to us. Much love, Norm & Janet Sweet

  16. Diane and family, I was shocked to learn of Dr. Mike’s passing. Tony was fortunate to work with him at the Police Department and I appreciate when he took care of my body catches and aches. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Tony and Ann Celli

  17. Diane & Michael Jr., On behalf of my mother, Manuela Acevedo, and myself, Marcie Acevedo Martinez, our deepest condolences go to your entire family on the passing of your loved one, Dr. Michael Osborne. (Manuela used to help with housecleaning over 25 years ago & I graduated with Michael in 1987). Take care.

  18. My heart and prayers go out to your family, Diane. I remember way back when we worked together at the school tax office and you talked lovingly about Mike. Years later I ran into you in the grocery store and you had recently had your daughter. Again, you showed much love for Mike in your voice. I lost track of you and recently read about your loss. May God give you comfort in knowing Him and trusting in His plan for each of our lives.

  19. Dear Diane – I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Osborne’s passing – he was a good and kind man – he will be missed by many. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and the family, Kyra

  20. Mike and I can honestly say that our lives were enriched by knowing Mike,he and Diane have been our dear friends for many years.He was a wonderful Christian man he walked the walk and talked the talk and meant it. We will miss you. Mike and Mary Dischinger

  21. Diane, we were so sorry to hear about Mike, our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Words cannot express our sorrow.

  22. We are sorry for the loss of Dr. Mike. He was a good man. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Osborne family.

  23. Dearest Diane….I am so sorry to hear this and my heart goes out to you and Heather and your family. I pray that Our Father in Heaven will surround you with the Peace of Jesus as you come and go. I also pray that you can receive just a glimpse of what Heaven is and what Michael is seeing and know without a doubt that the promise is so real. I read a book recently…”Heaven is For Real” and it truly excited my spirit to know that all of those we are missing are in a most incredible place. Take care and know that there are folks here praying for you. Love, Judy

  24. My deepest sympathy to the Osborne Family. I will remember Doc most for being a righteous Christian believer.

  25. Diane, we are so sorry to hear this sad news of Mike’s passing. We know he is in heaven with our Lord & Savior. Our payers are with you and your children.


  27. Diane, we love you and are so sorry for your loss. But Mike is rejoicing and jumping for joy before the Lord and sitting at His feet. Where we all long to be. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Paul and Jayne

  28. Aunt Diane and Family, I love you all so much and will miss Uncle Mike. He was one of the most kindest and sweetest man that I know. He gave the best hugs and I will miss his laugh. My heart breaks for you all, but I am happy to know he is with all of our loved ones who have gone to Heaven and they are having a good old fashioned ” Wharton family party” I love you all xoxox my love Megan

  29. I met Mike whenI worked at NBPD and he was always such a kind gentleman. God bless him and his loving family. We’ll meet again.

  30. I am so sorry to hear this news. I have not seen Mike since his move from San Leandro, but I will always remember his friendly smile. His picture looks like a “grown up, little Mike” Wish we could all get together one more time and remember the wonderful days of the San Leandro church family. My love to everyone.

  31. Diane and Family–it is odd to have come across this obituary by accident and realize that one knew the deceased. I am Nancy and Herschel Davis’s daughter, Shelly. So often I will tell stories of Mike and Clancy in particular, and the fun and pranks we used to have. The San Leandro church was wonderful in those days. I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. The guestbook sure makes it sound like you are surrounded by physical and eternal love. My heartfelt condolences.

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