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Lois Nelle Osborne

Lois Nelle Osborne, 88, died at the home of her daughter, Candace in San Diego, Calif. on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Lois was born to Ben and Ruby (Currey) Frakes in Lakeview on April 15, 1926. She grew up in Lakeview and graduated from Lakeview High School with the class of 1945. A year later she married Archie C. Osborne on Aug. 9, 1946 at the Lakeview First Presbyterian Church.

After attending Nursing School for a year, she worked as a CNA at the old Lakeview Hospital for a number of years. She also helped take care of some of the elderly folks of Lakeview. She also held the position of bookkeeper for Archie’s construction business.

Lois and Fields Flynn became members of the Presbyterian Church at the same time and held the oldest memberships in the Church. She was very active in the Church and along with Archie held the position of Youth Leaders for a number of years.

Lois kept herself busy reading, dancing, cross-country skiing, volunteering with the fair board and teaching her children how to dance. The highlight of each year was having her grandchildren with her for the summer months when they would go camping, fishing and building a strong right arm turning the crank on the ice cream churn. She always had a keen interest in American Indian folk lore and Indian artifacts.

Her love of traveling took her throughout Oregon and even to Europe on a tour with her son, Aaron. She absolutely loved her animals, especially the donkeys Jack and Sparkie, but none could hold a candle to her constant companion and best friend, “Chaucette” her dog.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Archie and son, Aaron.

Lois is survived by son and daughter-in-law Archie B. and Vicki Osborne of Eagleville, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Mark Byrnes of San Diego, Calif.; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Committal will be in the Sunset Park Cemetery followed by a light luncheon served in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

2 Responses to "Lois Nelle Osborne"

  1. Sue Carlon  May 26, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Lois was my nurse at the old hospital for my 3 children all born there. A very nice lady. Also Archie was one fine carpenter and person. He and Cliff did some work on our house in Summer Lake. So sorry to hear of both of them gone.
    You will have good memories to remember them by.

  2. Betty Waters  May 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Family of Lois…..So sad to read of her passing. She was one tough lady with some of her surgeries and all.
    She and I worked together at the old Lakeview Hospital by
    the post office. Many moons ago but treasure knowing her.
    In sympathy.
    Betty Waters


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