Bobby “Bob” Gene Osborn, a longtime resident of Watsonville, CA passed away on September 18, 2018. He was born in Davenport, Oklahoma on June 24, 1932. He was number 8 of 12 children of Floyd and Maude (Mayfield) Osborn. Bob moved to California in 1948. He joined the US Army in January 1950 and discharged as a Corporal in February 1953. Most of his time in the Army was spent in Korea.
He married Bonnie Gross from Watsonville in March of 1953 and had 4 children, Eileen (Osborn) Jennings, Bobbie (Osborn) Limon, Kenneth Osborn and Julie Osborn. Bob worked at Kaiser Refractories in Moss Landing for 45 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Sue Osborn. Bob and Sue both were avid sports fans, expert dill pickle makers and could play a good game of ping pong.
Bob was a sports fan and especially loved Football and Baseball (49’ers and Giants!). He loved to play pool with his buddies and go for walks. He was a lifetime member of both the VFW and the American Legion where he was the finance officer for many years. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal as well as Veteran of the Year in 2014.
He leaves his children, Eileen Jennings (Paul) and Bobbie Limon (Ventura) and stepchildren Kathy (Andrew) Gacanich and Debra Jones; his siblings, Della Jones, Cleota Pirrone, Harold Osborn and Donna Holmes; his grandchildren, Carol (Jennings) Johnson, Michael Osborn, Cynthia (Limon) Barrios, Yolanda Limon, Ventura Limon, Ruben Limon, Kenneth Osborn, Kammie Osborn, Ricky Osborn, Daniel Osborn, Barbara Osborn, Joseph Limon, Michelle (Osborn) Gonzalez, Mary Ellen Limon and Daniel Osorio, Chris North, Tom North, JoEllen North, Stephanie Titus, Jesse Rae and Amanda Rogers He also leaves over 28 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren as wells as many nieces and nephews.
On Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main Street, Watsonville CA, with a reception following after at American Legion 214 Center St. in Watsonville. Those who wish can make a donation in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-851