By HDN staff
OLYMPIA, Wash. Thomas Michael OBrien, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at a Seattle hospital of lung cancer.
Rosary services will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Lacey, Wash. Funeral Mass will follow. Inurnment will be held in Chinook.
OBrien was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Chinook, to Thomas J. and Edna E. (Kaster) OBrien. He was raised in Chinook and graduated from Chinook High School in 1949. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from 1949 to 1953. He served in the Korean Conflict.
He married Dorothy McGeathy. The couple was married for 25 years and later divorced. He owned and operated Shell and American gas stations in Lacey, Wash. He more recently was self employed in lumber and salvage.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Lacey, Wash., the Holy Name Society and the Legion of Mary and active at St. Michael in Olympia. He belonged to a prayer group at St. Columban in Yelm. He enjoyed visiting the sick.
Survivors include sons, Jon Patrick OBrien of Tenino, Wash. and Timothy M. OBrien of Shelton, Wash.; a daughter, Catherine Gallagher of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Agnes Walgren of Leman Grove, Calif. and Margaret Taylor of Chinook; and four grandchildren.