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Marjory Lou (Currier) Osborn

March 27, 1920 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 97)

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Marjory Lou Currier Osborn peacefully passed into the light on June 10, 2017. She was born on March 27, 1920, an only and beloved child of Ethel and Roy Currier. She grew up in Azusa California on an orange grove, doted on by her parents and grandparents. She learned to drive on their Model T truck and excelled in athletics at school, so much so that a schoolmate at a reunion asked her, “weren’t you in the Olympics?”

She went to nursing school at Huntington Memorial, forming strong bonds with the women she lived and trained with there. She fell in love with George Osborn, a former high school mate and they married in 1942. They loved camping, riding horses, going to the beach and dancing to big band music. They bought an old house in San Dimas and renovated it, growing lemons and oranges and avocados. They had 3 boys, David, Steven and Glen.

In 1952 they moved to Northern California for George’s work in aerospace and built a house in Loomis. They had a 4th child, Judie. Their house in Loomis was full of love and laughter with Marjory’s parents living on the property, a grove of 400 mandarin orange trees, cattle, a horse for Judie and a pool where so many good times were had. Marge and George were active members of the Mustn’t Miss Bridge Club where they made lifelong friends. Marjory was a nurse at the Placer County Health Department and was a strong advocate for women’s reproductive rights. She was a member and supporter of the local NAMI group. She and Judie sang in the choir of the First Congregational Church.

In 1980 George and Marge built their dream house in Crystal Bay Nevada - a house on a hill, among the birds, with a breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe. They traveled in their motor home all over the US, up to Canada and into Mexico. They took a memorable trip to Australia and New Zealand that gave them many memories and wild tales to share. Marjory loved hiking and cross country skiing. Marjory volunteered with the Presbyterian Women’s Thrift Shop, played bridge with local friends and was a member of the Incliners. Many winters Marjory and George would go to Desert Hot Springs and soak in the pools, hike and birdwatch. George passed away in 2004, they were married 62 years.

Marjory took amazing trips to the British Isles and to Costa Rica, exploring parts of the world she was curious about. In 2010- she moved to Sonoma, California, near her daughter Judie and her family. There they enjoyed music together, from the San Francisco symphony to the Sonoma Valley Chorale and Vox Populi. She lived independently at Brookdale visiting local and bay area sights and meeting a new dear friend Dan. They loved to sit on her patio with glasses of wine, listening to music and watching the birds.

She spent her last year at Vintage Sonoma with her favorite flower, the camellia, outside her window and chickadees and finches stopping by to visit her feeder. She had great family banquets and was surrounded by interesting people and compassionate caregivers.

She is survived by sons David of Roseville, Steven ( Sally ) of Tahoe City, Glen ( Josie ) of Auburn and daughter Judie ( Randy ) of Sonoma; 8 grandchildren Shelley Osborn, Abby Osborn Jones, Molly Hildebrand, Eli Osborn, Wil Osborn, Baisha Claxton, Dale Shaw and Devon Shaw; 6 great grandchildren Carter and Charlie Osborn, Milo and Clara Jones, Kolette Claxton and Fritz Hildebrand. The family would like to thank all the caring professionals and friends who helped mom in her last years. Donations in her name can be made to NAMI or organizations supporting women’s or environmental causes. A Celebration of Life will be held July 22nd at 2:00 at the Kenwood Depot.

Charitable donations may be made to:

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
July 22, 2017

2:00 PM
The Kenwood Depot
314 Warm Springs Road
Kenwood, CA 95452

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