Shirley Jean Osburn

Shirley Jean Osburn

July 1946 ~ Jan. 2019

Shirley Jean Osburn passed away in Modesto at the age of 72.  She was a one of kind person who was the “rock” of the family and will be missed dearly.  Shirley had a very strong faith in God and enjoyed watching sermons on TV as well as attending Trinity Full Gospel Church in Turlock.

She enjoyed playing games like Yahtzee and cards, as well as playing games on her phone.  Shirley also enjoyed going to yard sales.  Spending time with family was very important to her and she cherished time with her grandkids.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Rhonda (Donald Vierra) Osburn; mother Pauline Cruse; sisters Myrna Biddle and Robin Osburn; grandchildren Christina (Rodrigo) Greener, Chris England, Donney (Janet) Vierra, and George “Rye Rye” (Veronica) Vierra; great grandchildren Chris England III, Kerstin Greener, Shyanne Osburn, Dailynn Greener, Caitlyn England, George Vierra Jr., Bella England, Isaiah Vierra, Wyatt Vierra, Noah Molina, Fabian Vierra, Jessa Vierra and Castiel Molina.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Osburn; father Clyde Cruse; siblings Larry Cruse, Jerrilynn Cruse and Debbie Cruse; great granddaughter Madison Greener.

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 2:00-7:00p.m. Graveside service will be at Ceres Memorial Park on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00p.m.


  • Jamie Kenney January 16, 2019 12:21 am

    My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. She is at peace with her Lord and Savior.

    It’s funny that you mentioned that she liked playing cards because that’s how I remember her. She loved playing cards.

    Stay strong. That’s how she would want it. I wish I could be there for you. God Bless you all. Love, Jamie and Zack Kenney

  • Alyssa aragon January 16, 2019 3:27 am

    I will always remember her as that neighbor that loved everyone and she was that person i could go to and talk to about a certain problem. And she would talk wiith me or on the holidays she would invite me to family gatherings she was a loving person i miss her sooo much !watch over me shirley

  • Genise Williams January 17, 2019 8:36 am

    She has finished her journey in this life and she was loved and admired by those who knew her. We take bits and pieces from people we know to mold us in who we are or may strive to be like, she was kindness, unconditional love and patience. Her generosity knew no bounds.

  • Bernice Osburn January 20, 2019 12:50 am

    Shirley was my sister in law who i loved very much. She loved going to the joyce meyer seminars we went to in oakland,sacramento,san jose. We really enjoyed those times. We also went to alot of yard sales when i lived down there. I will truely miss her but i am so glad she is not suffering and is at peace.

  • Jeffrey Greener January 23, 2019 5:42 pm

    Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
    There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life, some familiar to us and others not. Stretch yourself and really get to know people. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures and Shirley you are a lot of peoples greatest treasures.
    I love you Shirley

  • Michael Osburn January 23, 2019 11:39 pm

    I love you shirley.

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