Viola Fellin Osborne

April 2, 1925February 10, 2018
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Our beloved Mother and grandmother, Viola Fellin Osborne, went peacefully to be with Jesus in Heaven at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 10, 2018, following a brief illness.

Mom was 92 years young and was a resident of Ventura, California, for 62 years. She was born on April 2, 1925, in the small town of Ouray, nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It was there that Mom developed a love of medicine and biology after watching her father "doctor" the family livestock. She went on to Loretto Heights College in Denver, after receiving a scholarship, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology. Mom's career goal was to become a Medical Doctor but after the years in College her heart yearned to meet the man of her dreams and start the family she so desperately wanted.

Mom moved to Ventura, California and worked in the lab at Foster Memorial Hospital as a medical technologist. She met the man of her dreams, Thomas Osborne Sr. on a blind date, who became our Father. Mom and Dad married after his return from duty in the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps and started their family shortly after. Mom and Dad lived in Ouray, Colorado, in the beginning of their marriage and then moved back to Ventura, California, where they both lived out the rest of their lives. She worked again at Foster Memorial Hospital as a Medical technologist for a few years while our Dad went back to College and earned his law degree. Mom also earned another degree during this time PHT- "putting Hubby through." She then became a stay at home mom where she enjoyed raising her children, reading, tending to her rose garden, playing Scrabble and doing crossword puzzles.

Our Mom AKA "Vi" was best known for her beautiful colorful roses, delicious and delectable meals, scrumptious baked goods with lemon meringue pie winning the top prize, her joyous sense of humor and adorable "giggle and laughter." Most of all we celebrate Mom for her kindness and love that she showered on all who knew her.

We celebrate her life as she will forever be in our hearts until we see her again someday in Heaven. As difficult as it is to lose our Mom we rejoice in the comfort knowing that she is in a much better place for eternity.

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2 KJV

Viola is survived by, Thomas B. Osborne JR (Peg), Timothy F. Osborne (Connie), Terri L. Curtis (Tim), Tammi M. Fugate (Harlan), and blessed with multiple grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

We would like to thank Assisted Home Health and Hospice for their compassionate care of our mother.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 A.M., at Charles Carroll Funeral home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, CA 93003; immediately followed by a mass at Our Lady of Assumption Church , 11:00 A.M., 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. Interment will conclude Viola’s services at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard, CA 93003.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in the name of Viola Osborne to the Ventura County animal services or Catholic charities.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Charles Carroll Funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Viola Fellin Osborne

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February 22, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Ps 29:11

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February 20, 2018

Dear Tom, Tim, Terri, Tammi and families,

Today's service was a beautiful tribute to your awesome mother. She loved you all very much

Thank you for sharing her with us.

With love,
Steve, Stephanie and family

Amber Vick

February 18, 2018

We love you grandma ❤

Josephine Fellin Listet

February 13, 2018

I'm sad a great lady has gone home but know the good Lord has a wonderful place for her in heaven. She was always a kind and caring person. She was my cousin and godmother. My condolences to all her family may God grant her eternal rest and peace