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Barbara G. Osborne, 79, of Traverse City, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions with her loving family nearby.
Barbara was born on Aug. 9, 1938 in Houston, Texas, to the late William and Elizabeth (Carson) Stanfield. On Nov. 28, 1975, in Port Huron, she married Robert E. Osborne who preceded her in death on March 29, 2007.
Barbara graduated in 1960 from nursing school at Methodist Hospital in Houston. In 1985, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit, Summa Cum Laude. She worked as a summer nurse at Interlochen Arts Academy for over 20 years, where she also volunteered her time as an usher. Barbara was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a Munson Hospice volunteer. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed concerts at Interlochen and playing bridge.
Surviving Barbara are her daughters, Evelyn (David Norris) Bolin, of Capetown, South Africa and Dana (Tom Czarny) Goodwin, of Traverse City; grandsons, Kevin and Carson Goodwin; brothers, Aubry (Pricilla) Fisk and Hollye (Susan) Fisk, both of Texas; and many dear friends at The Village at Bay Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, adoptive father, Aubry Fisk, and stepson, Curtis Osborne.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be held in the spring.
Contributions in Barbara's memory may be directed to Munson Hospice, c/o Munson Regional Healthcare, 1105 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Barbara with her family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 14, 2018
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