Obituary of Marion Osborne (1929 – 2021) – Resident of Palo Alto, CA



Marion Shikamura Osborne
June 23, 1929 – September 25, 2021
Resident of Palo Alto
Marion T. Shikamura, MD (Ms. Maurice M. Osborne, Jr.) passed away suddenly on September 25, 2021 at Palo Alto Commons, Palo Alto, California, at the age of 92.

Born June 23, 1929 in San Jose, California to Takeo and Helen Shikamura, she lived briefly in Morenci, Arizona and Los Angeles, before spending most of her childhood in Sunnyvale, California, where her family cultivated 10 acres of apricots. , and where his father founded his practice as a land surveyor and civil engineer.
During World War II, when the U.S. government banned residents of Japanese descent from living in California, she and her family were sent to internment camps, first briefly in Santa Anita, Los Angeles, and then to Heart Mountain, Wyoming, where they stayed for a while. year. When his father sought out and was offered a position as a Japanese instructor at the US Navy Language School in Boulder, Colorado, the family moved there, until 1945 when they were able to return. in Sunnyvale.
Prior to WWII, Marion attended Highway Grammar School elementary school in Mountain View, California. She continued her primary education at Heart Mountain and started high school in Boulder. Upon her return home, she completed her high school education at Mountain View High – where she was awarded the Science Award in the Class of 1947. She then entered and graduated from Stanford University as a Fellow of the class of 1951. Subsequently, she received her master’s degree in biophysics, 1952, and her doctorate in medicine in 1956, both from Stanford.
At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, she entered and completed a residency in pediatrics, followed by a scholarship in metabolic diseases at Stanford Medical School.
In 1962, she joined the Palo Alto Medical Clinic and practiced student health at Cowell Medical Center on the Stanford campus until 1974, where she became associate medical director.
In 1974, she married Dr. Maurice M. Osborne, Jr. and moved to Los Angeles, where she served and served as the medical director at the Student Health Center at the University of Southern California, while her husband was the Executive Director of the Student Health Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She and her husband retired together in 1981 and returned to Los Altos Hills, where her husband died in 2007.
She is survived by two stepchildren, Nancy Osborne Almquist and Dr. Richard Watkins Osborne, and their five children. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto. Bring umbrellas if needed.

View Marion Shikamura Osborne’s online memorial

Published by The Mercury News on October 31, 2021.


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