Marion B. Osing, a retired Howard County educator who was an avid walker, died March 28 from respiratory failure at Sunrise of Columbia assisted living community. The former Ellicott City resident was 92.
Marion Beck was the daughter of George Washington Beck, who owned Beck's Bakery, and Ottilie Lucke Beck, a homemaker.
She was born in Baltimore and raised above her family's Edmondson Avenue bakery, where as a child she assisted her parents in the operation of the business.
She was a 1944 graduate of Western High School.
In high school she met her future husband, Frederick C. Osing Jr. He was a City College student, and they performed in a play together. They both enrolled at then-Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, in Westminster, from which she obtained a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1948.
Mrs. Osing is survived by a son, George Osing of Ellicott City; three daughters, Carol Good of Ellicott City, Janet Weber of Arlington, Va., and Laura Robinson of Northfield, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.