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Betty O’Brien


February 23, 2016

Aug. 22, 1926 – Feb. 16, 2016

Betty Jane O’Brien, 89, of Sweet Home died Feb. 16, 2016 in Lebanon from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Estherville Township, N.D. to Leon and Bertha (Hansen) Webster.

She married Lowell O’Brien on Oct. 26, 1944 in Sydney, Mont. The couple moved to Oregon in 1948.

Mrs. O’Brien occasionally worked as a field boss during harvest times in the cannery in Stayton but, spent much of her time raising her children. She was a member of the Mennonite Church in Sweet Home.

She enjoyed painting, gardening and cooking...

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