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Clifford Ralph Osborn, Sr., BHS 1941

Clifford Ralph Osborn, Sr., BHS 1941

Kern Valley Sun (Lake Isabella, CA) - January 19, 2005


Clifford Ralph Osborn, Sr. was born in Staten Island, N.Y. on May 4, 1921 to Ralph and Anne Osborn. He entered into rest on Jan. 14, 2005 at his home in Kernville at the age of 83.

His family moved from New York to the Burbank/Hollywood area where he graduated from Burbank High School. After high school, he drove "midget" racers at Gilmore Stadium in that area. He then entered the Army Air Corp where he proudly served his country during World War II.

Clifford spent a lot of time in his earlier days at McNally's Lodge, fishing in the river and swapping tales with the old-timers. He built his home in Kernville where he and his wife, Alice moved to in 1980. His favorite pastimes were woodworking and rock work around his home. He made rocking horses for his great-grand daughters and a wooden motorcycle for his greatgrandson. He loved sunbathing, his beer and the great outdoors.

He was a great family man who is survived by two sons, Skip and wife Mishia, and Roy; three granddaughters, Christina, Marlena, and Heather; and four great-grandchildren; Calvin, Erisa, Alice, and Tatum.

Graveside services will be held on Jan. 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Kern River Valley Cemetery in Wofford Heights with Pastor Jack Dilley officiating.

Services entrusted to the care of Lake Isabella Valley Mortuary.

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