Loren Clinton Osborn
Loren Clinton “Shorty” Osborn, 79, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 in Amarillo.
Shorty Osborn was born to George and Elizabeth Osborn in Logan in 1925. He graduated from Logan High School in 1942 and then served in the Army Air Corps. Following World War II, he married Florence Primrose in 1947 and they resided in Logan until 1954. At that time he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, moved to Tucumcari and served there for 36 years. He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loie Glenn Osborn of Logan and Jack Osborn of Albuquerque.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Phyllis Osborn of Amarillo, and Karen Rouse (David) of Artesia; two sisters, La Rita Shiplet of Coral Gables, Fla. and Patricia Smith of Logan.
He is also survived by two granddaughters, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were Friday at 10 a.m. at the Center Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Broom officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Cemetery.
James Cooper Nutt
James Cooper Nutt, 85, died July 23, 2004.
James Nutt was raised in Tucumcari and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1939. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was sent to McChord Field, Wash. where he met his wife of 62 years, Mary Barger.
He was a World Wart II veteran who was part of the first crew that flew the B-17 into McChord Field. He was also part of the first crew to bomb Berlin.
He is survived by his wife, five children, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Locally he is survived by Betty Nutt, Bruce Nutt and Helen Jo Nutt.
The funeral was held at the New Tacoma Cemetery in the Chambers Creek Chapel July 28.