Anita Backes Osborne was born July 16, 1934 in Jacksonville, Ore. to Arthur Marion Backes and Charlotte Ruth Solomon. She grew up in Jacksonville and attended Jacksonville High School, until she was married to Winford Dale Osborne in 1950 at the Church of the Nazerine in Phoenix, Ore. by Rev. Henry C. Lacy. Anita spent the remaining years of her life in Medford, Ore. until her passing. She was preceded in death by Winford Dale Osborne, November 23, 1986.
Anita is survived by her daughters, Darlene Groomes (David) of Medford, Ore., Vicki Lawrence (Patrick) of Goodyear, Ariz., Shelly Kanovsky and (David) of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Kelly Espinosa (Mike) of Medford, Ore. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Curtis Backes.