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Marilynn Russell Shelksohn Obituary
Shelksohn, Marilynn Russell
Our beloved Marilynn Russell Shelksohn of Tucson, Arizona passed away on April 4th, 2013 at the age of 65. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she attended Michigan State University. Marilynn worked at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and was married to Oliver W. Shelksohn in 1974. She later became the office manager for her husband's medical practice in Tucson, Arizona and for over 20 years was very involved in the medical community there. Marilynn was the past president of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Auxiliary, as well as past president of the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Auxiliary. Family always came first for her and Marilynn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt; and she did an amazing job of raising four children and numerous pets. She will be remembered for her unique intelligence and wit, beauty and caring smile, kindness and generosity, nurturing love, strength and resolve, as well as her amazing sense of humor and adventure. She was a gourmet and accomplished chef of her own, that loved to cook for her family and friends a diverse and challenging assortment of dishes. Her interests also included music, fine arts, shopping and finding good bargains, travel, nature and the outdoors, including gardening, fishing and camping. As an avid reader with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Marilynn enjoyed collecting, sharing and digesting a wide variety of books and novels. Marilynn was greatly loved, and will be sadly missed, by all who knew her. She is now with the Lord and among all the souls she touched in her life. She is survived by her husband Dr. Oliver W. Shelksohn, D.O.; mother Janice Marilyn Lyons Russell; sisters Gail Russell Kallal and Kathleen Russell; children Christopher Oliver Shelksohn, Marcus Walter Shelksohn, and Marissa Jennifer Shelksohn; and grandchildren Jordan Taylor Shelksohn, Oceana Wendellyn Shelksohn and Orion William Shelksohn. She was preceded in death by her father William John Russell Jr. and her son Owen Wade Shelksohn. A memorial service will be held at Adair Funeral Homes, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave in Tucson, Saturday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Adair Funeral Homes www.adairfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 10, 2013
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