Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Osborne Lee Anderson

Born: 8/7/1916

Died: 6/30/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Osborne Lee Anderson, 87, passed away June 30, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born August 7, 1916, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, the oldest son of original enrollee Osborne B. Anderson and Iva Pearl (Weathers) Anderson.

Osborne attended 12 years of schooling at Pittsburg and attended college at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, majoring in accounting and business. His first job after college was with the Civil Service Department in Gallup, New Mexico.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving three years as Yeoman First Class during World War II, stationed in San Francisco and San Diego, California. After his discharge from the Navy, he continued his position with the Civil Service Department.

His parents; two brothers, Otis Roy and Ben Bernie Anderson and wife, Marjorie (Hoffman) Anderson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include five sisters, Ruby Mae Layne, Rosetta Jean Staley, Ruth Joan Crain, Patsy Meder, and Rosemary Kauffman; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends.