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Dr. Kathryn Nelson Magarian


1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Dr.  Kathryn Nelson Magarian Obituary
December 2, 1931 - March 5, 2016 Dr. Kathryn Nelson Magarian MD was the first child of Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Elmer Nelson and Elizabeth (Betty) Nelson. She had two sisters, Frances Foster and Dr. Carolyn Nelson Hardy and two brothers, Bernard (Benny) Nelson and the late Roy Nelson. Kathy graduated HS at Lynnwood Academy in 1949. She attended Pacific Union College from 1952 to 1956, graduating in Secretarial Science. An accomplished legal secretary, she worked in the Los Angeles law firm of Glenn Martineau for 8 years. She then went back to PUC, and completed her pre-med requirements. In 1961 she began medical school at Loma Linda University, graduating in 1965. She was vice president of her medical school class all 4 years. After completing a residency at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, she opened a pediatric practice at the White Memorial Hospital in 1969. Her love for children and devoted care made her adored by her patients and families until her retirement in 2006. She was married to Ruben Magarian for 34 years. Dr. Kathryn will be remembered for her love for her family, friends, and her church; and her appreciation of music, beauty, and traveling.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 13 to May 21, 2016
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