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— Alice Osborn

Alice Opal Osborn, 80, and most recently of Fayette-ville, Arkansas, passed away at 8:17 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.

Alice was a sister, mother, grandmother, retired nurse, and an eternal artist. She was a voracious reader and painter. She loved writing and receiving hand written letters from loved ones.

She loved her dogs, gardening, and read her daily newspaper until the day she died. She had a vibrantly creative mind that could be whimsical one moment, and incisively sharp the next. She was delightful.

Alice was the second born to Larche Mayfield Osborn and Lois Bamburg Osborn, in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Feb. 9, 1938 . She graduated from West Monroe High School in 1957. She attended art school in New Orleans and worked part-time as a telephone operator.

Like many women of her era, she married and had children before graduating college, but later completed her nursing and art degree at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. She worked as a nurse for a number of years before retiring to do art full-time.

She enjoyed many years of painting and exhibiting her work all over the state. Prior to moving to Fayetteville, she spent the last 10 years living with her sister and a good friend.

They enjoyed each other’s company and spent their time doing exactly what they wanted, including going to garden club meetings, attending church, shopping at resale shops and garage sales, and attending art shows.

Alice most loved visiting with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both parents; and her younger brother, Ronnie Osborn.

She is survived by eight siblings, Larche Ray Osborn of Vivian, Louisiana, Wanda Silen of Camden, Arkansas, Audrey Marie (Sue) Oswald of Kentwood, Louisiana, Julia Ann Smith of Ohio, Steven Thomas Osborn of Vivian, Percy Osborn of Bastrop, Louisiana, Eva Langley of Langley, Arkansas, and Allen Osborn of Gurdon, Arkansas.

She is survived by four children, Michelle Celeste Chaudoir Schmidt of New Orleans, Leah Childress of Fayetteville, Christopher Samuel Chaudoir of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Pamela McAdams Flores of Escondito, California; seven grand-children, Natasha Kelley Spells, Dillon O’dell, Kyle King, Julia King, Samantha Childress, Grady Childress, and Huxley Chaudoir; and three great-grandchildren.

Proctor Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Luna Methodist Cemetery in West Monroe, Louisiana, followed by a lunch at Watson Chapel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

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