By HDN staff
GOLDEN, Colo. Robert Blair Osborn, 94, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Osborn was born Sept. 19, 1904, in Clifton Hill, Mo., to John and Mary Virginia Blair Osborn. He graduated from William Jewell College and received a masters degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
On June 3, 1933, he married Dorothy Briggs in Havre. He taught mathematics at public schools in Bolivar and Golden City, Mo., before arriving in Montana in 1929. He taught at Havre High School and was vice-president of the Montana Education Association in 1940. In 1942, he left Havre for Flint, Mich., where he taught at General Motors Institute of Technology.
In 1946, he joined the faculty of the Colorado School of Mines from which he retired in 1970. He subsequently taught two years at the Temple Buell College.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Stephen Briggs Osborn, a sister, Blanche Osborn, and brothers, Thomas, William, Howard and Jackson Osborn.
Survivors include children, Lynn Osborn Simons, Cheyenne and Golden, R. Blair Osborn, Jr., of Seattle, and J. Kirk Osborn of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, Guggenheim Hall, Golden, Colo. 80401.