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Charles Wilson Osborne

My education after Grandview included MacMurray College (1957-1959) and The Ohio State University (1959-1961) from which I graduated with a B.S. in Education. Ive taken graduate studies at Pepperdine University and U.C. Irvine.

Having lived for many years in California, both in Laguna Beach and Palm Desert, we currently live part time in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and Hellenburg, Scotland. My wife, Andrea Warner Osborne and I have three children: Scott, 23; Charlsie, 21; and Alex, 16. Both of us are teachers, and while I am the Director of Universal Sports Accord, she is the Supervisor of Basketball Officials in the Big West Conference. My hobbies and interests go along with the sports theme golf, OSU football, and observing basketball officials.

The highlight for me was my induction into the GHHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Probably the most educational and enjoyable thing I was ever able to do was officiating college and international basketball games. I refereed games in 24 countries.






Written to the GHHS Alumni Newsletter in 2006

Greetings to all from Paradise!  Great year for my clan; wife & I received M.A. and Admin credential in Special Education; two children moved out, one to go (he's only 15); had total knee replacement in June '05; wish had it done sooner; playing golf 4-5 days per week, better than ever; spent great weekend with Mick Moore in Laughlin, NV; gossiped for hours about GHHS days; both looking forward to 50th next year; Coach Bill Wall works as Marshall for me at Palm Desert C.C.





Written to GHHS Alumni Newsletter in 2004:

Life is good, golf is bad; working in golf business; oldest son (20) in PGA school; daughter (18) playing basketball at Redlands Univ; only 13-year-old boy left; look forward to Columbus trips to see OSU play football; it's been great time to be a Buckeye since 2002; highlight of my career has been induction to GHHS Hall of Fame in 2000; looking forward to 50th in 2007.





Written by Chuck to classmates in 1997

"Five more years!" Time has been so very good to me and our family. We have added a child since 1992--Brenda, a 24 year old Kiwi from New Zealand who came to us six years ago as a nanny and stayed. She is now adopted into our family and leads the parade--others are 13, 11 and 6. Andrea is the new head basketball and volleyball coach at Palm Valley High School (boys basketball) as well as Athletic Director. Palm Valley is a small private school that reminds me so much of Grandview schools. As for me, business succeeds in spite of my efforts. Golf handicap is down to 5, and I have been spending 8-12 weeks in Scotland each summer. Life is good. Looking forward to seeing everyone.