Register Guard Feb. 27, 2008

Dorothy O’Brien

FALL CREEK — Dorothy J. O’Brien of Fall Creek died Feb. 23 of age-related causes. She was 77. Visitation was held Feb. 26 at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. No service is planned.

She was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Merced, Calif., to Raymond and Pauline Tatum Strickland. She married Gene Hawkins in 1953 in San Diego and they later divorced. He died in 1994. She married Miles O’Brien in 1972 in El Centro, Calif. He died in 2004.

She attended public schools in Le Grand, Calif., and attended Mercy Hospital Nurses Training in San Diego.

She worked as a registered nurse and as a professional genealogist.

She is survived by a daughter, Janis Dodson of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Gregory Hawkins, died in 2004.

Burial will be in Helm-Turner Cemetery in Le Grand, Calif.

Contributed by Carol Lackey