Shirley A. Osborne

Shirley OsborneShirley Ann Osborne passed away June 21, 2016 in Olympia, Washington, at the age of 75. She was born November 4, 1940 to Harry “Buzz” Osborn and Margaret “Marnie” (Klender) Osborn in Bryan, Ohio. She also lived in San Jose, California and Gilbert, Arizona.

Shirley graduated from Stryker High School (Class of 1958) and the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing (Class of 1961). She was a registered nurse her entire career of more than 40 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Caitlyn, Emily and Megan, and was a lifelong gardener. She also loved her dog, Jake, and cat, Tiger.

Shirley had three grandchildren and is also survived by her son, Christopher Bartlett of Chandler, AZ; daughter, Cheryl Bartlett of Olympia, WA; brother, Harry “Butch” Osborn of Cheyenne, WY; and sister, Peggy Tin of Charlotte, NC. Her parents predeceased her.

Shirley’s ashes will be scattered on September 7, 2016 in Monterey Bay, CA. Anyone who wishes to attend the burial at sea is welcome. Please contact Shirley’s daughter, Cheryl, at for details. Memorial donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy ( or Humane Society of the United States (

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