Marian Vosburgh

Written by Estero Bay News

April 7, 2023

Marian Vosburgh, 97, of San Luis Obispo passed away peacefully on February 26, 2023.

Marian was born and raised in Hanford, California. Fond memories of her youth included learning to play music, exploring around her family farm, swimming in the irrigation canals on hot summer days, and riding her horse. As a young adult she volunteered at the hospital in Hanford, which set the course for her professional career as nurse.

Marian married Robert Vosburgh, also of Hanford, Calif., on November 11, 1951 following his return from the Korean Conflict. They immediately moved to San Luis Obispo for Robert to begin attending Cal Poly. Together they had two daughters, Joan and Janet, and enjoyed a wonderful 56 years of marriage until Robert passed away in 2007. Marian was devout in her Christian faith, and a longtime member of Grace Church in San Luis Obispo. She shared her faith by supporting global youth ministries, participating in many Bible studies, and playing worship music on the organ.

In addition to her family and faith, Marian enjoyed a proud and distinguished nursing career at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. She began as a staff nurse, was supported by the organization to advance her education through Fresno State and was promoted into several nursing supervisory and leadership positions before retiring in 1981.

Marian was predeceased by her husband, Robert, 84, and youngest daughter, Janet Schweikhard, 64, and eagerly awaited returning to them in Heaven. She is survived by her eldest daughter, Joan Poe, of Morro Bay; Six grandchildren: Sarah Rust, Jaime Brown, Kyle Schweikhard, Wesley Schweikhard, Jesse Poe, and Jillian Poe; and nine great-grandchildren.

Marian was loved and adored by her family, and will be remembered by her strong character, kind heart and warm smile.

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