Gladys O’Brien, age 98, of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2000, passed away to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. She is survived by her son, Neil O’Brien and his wife, Mary Ann; three grandsons, Tim O’Brien and his wife, Amy, Kevin O’Brien and his wife, Jill and Jeff O’Brien; seven great grandchildren, Ryan, Faun, Eliana, Joe, Drew, Harley and Zach; and many nieces and nephews.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Corneilius “Connie” O’Brien, and her brother, Carl Rubey.
Gladys graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, Ohio. Upon marrying her husband, she enjoyed being a mother, grandmother, working in EUM Church and assisting her husband in the writing and editing the newsletter for the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association. While living in Albuquerque, Gladys delighted in getting to know her great grandchildren and attending Faith Lutheran Church. She loved the staff at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Ambercare Hospice.
There will be a graveside service held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gladys’ memory to Ambercare of Albuquerque, 2129 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 or the endowment fund at Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com