Al Osier

A celebration of life gathering will be held for Albert R. Osier at the family home in Oak Harbor Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, between 2 and 5 p.m.

Albert Ross (Al) Osier, 56 died at his home in Oak Harbor on Feb. 3, 2003, following a brief struggle with cancer.

Al graduated from North Thurston High School in Lacey in 1966. Following graduation, he served with the US Navy. He was stationed at NAS Alameda, Calif.; NAVRES Anchorage, Alaska; Great Lakes, Ill; NAS Whidbey Island and NAVRES, South Bend, Ind. He served aboard the USS Orleck, the USS Coral Sea, the USS Constellation and the USS Wiltsie.

Mr. Osier was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation with bronze star, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation with cross and palm, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Good Conduct Medal with two awards, Navy “E” Ribbon and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

After the retired from the Navy, Al was employed at Whidbey Furniture, Island Employment Center and the Navy Commissary.

Al loved the outdoors and spent time hunting, fly-fishing, golfing and during the past year, riding with the wind on his Harley. His sense of humor, wit, and his thoughtfullness shown through even during his struggle with illness.

Al married Linda Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, on Oct. 24, 1980. He is survived by Linda in Oak Harbor, step-daughters Carrie Pyle and husband Ken and granddaughter Kayla of Norman, Okla., Jill Walund and husband Curtis of Battleground, daughter Lisa Combs and grandaughter, Korah of Elma. His parents, Earl and Alberta Osier of Lacey, two brothers and their spouses, Robert and Patty of Shelton, Perry and Pam of Centralia, and one sister, Ronnie Wilson of Olympia. Also, numerous neices and nephews and other family members in Washington and Michigan.

Cremation was held with private family inurment to follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor, Washington. This obituary may be seen on-line at

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