Osburn O. Simmons
August 3, 1933  -  December 3, 2018

Osburn O. Simmons

Woodbine Cemetery
200 W. Hermosa
Artesia, NM  88210
Monday, December 10, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Woodbine Cemetery
200 E. Hermosa Drive
Artesia, NM  88210
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

I served in the Army.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Monday, December 10, at Woodbine Cemetery for Osburn Oneil Simmons of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Simmons, 85, died December 3, 2018 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, N.M.

Ed Hickey will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be members of the United States Army. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Monaco and Johnny Robinson.

Osburn was born August 3, 1933 in Gran Quivira, New Mexico to Lonnie Simmons and Mary (Jones) Simmons.

He enlisted with the United States Army in July, 1953 and began his service at Fort Chaffie, Arkansas. During his military career, he served abroad in Germany and Korea and completed a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

On January 26, 1969, he married Mollie Lou Randall in Artesia. The couple made their residence in Colorado Springs, Colorado where Osburn was stationed at Fort Carson.

Osburn retired from active duty in August, 1975 and began working as an automobile technician in civilian life. In 1979, Osburn and Mollie relocated their family to Artesia to live closer to their relatives.

Osburn was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, marksmanship, and archery. He was well-regarded among friends and family for his mechanical knowledge and ability to design and fabricate all manner of machinery.

Survivors include his wife, Mollie; sons Tommy Simmons of Belen, NM and James Simmons of Sacramento, CA; daughter Cindy Simmons-Bates of Las Cruces, NM and grandchildren Connor Simmons, Alan Simmons, and Kaelyn Simmons.

Osburn was preceded in death by his parents, a set of twin sisters, and a brother.


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  1. kaimen hackett
    phoenix, AZ

    me and my wifes condolences

  2. Guy and Marsha McArthur
    Artesia, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God grant you peace and comfort.

  3. Katherine& Curtis Teel
    Artesia, NM

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  4. Janis Smith Durham
    Bend, OR

    Dear Mollie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I lost Bobby last year and I know how hard it is to say goodbye. May the happy memories give you comfort.

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