Juanita June Osborn, 81, is now with her savior; she passed away February 21 after a stubborn battle with cancer. Jesus gently took her home while surrounded by family.
Juanita June born in Dekalb, Texas on November 20, 1934 to William and Minnie Russell was the youngest of seven daughters. September 19, 1953, Juanita married Don Harl Osborn in Glen Rose, TX. They were married for 44 years until his death in 1998. Don and Juanita have four sons, twelve grandchildren, and currently 10 great grandchildren with more expected this summer.
Juanita is survived by her four sons and their families; Mark and Beverly, of Weatherford, Mike and Holly of Grapevine, Jim and Cheryl of San Angelo and Bill and Lisa of Horseshoe Bay. Juanita’s grandchildren and great grandchildren include: Marcus and wife Keli - children Ashtyn, Molly and David. Matt and wife Jodie - children Abby, and Austin. Michaela Osborn Johnston and husband Britt - daughter Caelyn. Megan Osborn Manley and husband Dan- children Wyatt, Ava and Macy. Samuel Osborn, Sarah Osborn Musick and husband Matthew - daughter Melody. Adrianna and Andrew Osborn. Maddi, Afton, Alexandra and Drake Osborn. Sisters Christine Harkey, of Alamogordo, NM, and Lucille Earp, of Glen Rose, TX, along with numerous nieces and nephews, also survive her.
Our mom was a woman of strong faith and enjoyed sharing her passion for Jesus with others. Always one who loved being around people, she often shared her heritage about growing up during the depression farming with her family. Mom loved to share her story of her salvation; she accepted Jesus at the early age of eight during a camp revival, which changed her life forever. Mom’s strength and wisdom held each of us together with her unwavering faith in God. She was our mom, a loving caring grandmother and great grandmother who led and shaped the lives of each of our children and us until her final day. Her most important role in life was to make sure that all her family could be with her in heaven.
Mom enjoyed a long career with GTE and loved to sing, sew, quilt and spend time with her family, sisters, and dear friends. Most of all she loved to Praise her Lord, we would often hear her singing hymns in the kitchen or driving in the car. Mom’s charm and charisma could light up a room and if you met her, she would remember you. She was was truly blessed and was blessing to countless people. Juanita June or Nina as her grandchildren and great grandchildren knew her was a remarkable woman who brought joy to others, there was never dull moment around her. Her personality was infectious and laughter was always abounded.
We want to express our appreciation to Dr. Siobhan Kehoe and the UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas for their extraordinary care and compassion, along with Dr. Raj Cheruku of the Shannon Medical Center, and the angels of San Angelo Hospice.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Harper Funeral Home. Services will be at PaulAnn Baptist Church Chapel in San Angelo at 10:00 am Friday, February 26, 2016. Graveside services will be at Squaw Creek Cemetery at 4:30 pm, Rainbow TX, east of Glen Rose. Donations in remembrance of Juanita J. Osborn can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Family and friends are invited to share condolences and sign the guest book for Juanita at