farm. Wanda was a woman made happy by the simple pleasures in life. She was
never more at home than in her springtime garden among award-winning poppies.
There, she could enjoy the pastoral scene of the Meadow Creek valley with its
surrounding wooded hills. Life for Wanda was never easy as circumstances left
her with few resources. However, she always made the best of it, finding
happiness in her garden and her many pets. She was a woman who enjoyed music and
the arts, a dancer at heart. She loved classic films and long, slow rides on the
many backroads in the beautiful hills of this region. She lived to see her two
grandchildren, Olivia Page (‘00) and Rachael Leigh (‘03), given to her by her
daughter Alita and her husband Erik Panzer. The family spent many happy hours at
Woodbine in the cool shade of her favorite catalpa tree. Under its limbs Olivia
and Rachael enjoyed a rope swing, as their mother, Alita, had in her childhood.
Wanda’s close friend and companion, Linda Isom, gave her great comfort
throughout the last 30 years of her life. The two had grown particularly close
in her final year as her mobility became increasingly impaired. On the day she
died, Wanda had set out a drink and opened the front door for Linda in
anticipation of the arrival of her dear friend. After the preparation, she sat
down in her favorite easy chair, and that is how Linda found her when she walked
through the open door that morning. Wanda was known as a character to her
friends and family, a person whose pleasant eccentricities and passion for life
brought humor and joy to those around her. This was in keeping with the Osborne
family tradition of story telling and revelry in music and good cheer. Wanda
lived the last thirty years of her life with her beloved brother, George Grimm,
the man for whom her son was named. They lived together at Woodbine almost all
their lives, and they became constant companions the final thirteen years
following the death of Wanda’s husband Claude. Wanda was twice married, first To
Robert McGlashen (‘56) and later to Claude Phipps (‘67). She is survived by her
loving son George, daughter Alita, and grandchildren Olivia and Rachael.
Visitation 1:00PM to 2:00PM on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at
Twin County Funerals. Service: 2:00PM
at Twin County Funerals Sanctuary on Saturday, September 20th, 2008.
Burial : Osborne Cemetery, Galax, VA 24333
published October 31st, 1935 - September 19th,
MORALES Sgt. Gary
Sgt. Gary Morales (1978 - 2013), an officer with the St. Lucie Sheriff's office was shot and killed March 28, 2013 during a traffic stop on Naylor Terrace, south of Ft. Pierce in an unincoporated area of St. Lucie Co. One suspect is in custody. Morales has been with the department for 13 yrs. He is survived by a wife, children and a brother who is also with the St. Lucie Sheriff's office. He had just been promoted to Sergeant on January 18, 2013.