Marion A. O'Connor (10/27/1922 - 03/02/2011)

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O'CONNOR, Marion A.

Marion A. O'Connor, recently living in Olympia, WA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Marion was born in Spokane, WA on October 27, 1922 to George and Leata Casselman, and she joined three older sisters. She grew up in Spokane and graduated from Marycliff High School. Marion was married to Gordon L. Nelson and they lived for a number of years on the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim and in Forks. They enjoyed boating, camping and fishing as well as raising their family. Marion's hobbies included gardening, rock hunting, knitting, and picking berries for jam. She also liked to raise dahlias. Marion returned to live in Spokane after she raised her children, and was married to James P. O'Connor. Marion and Jim enjoyed their children and grandchildren as well as participating in church activities. Marion is survived by her daughter Gayle Wilde of Olympia, WA, and her son Craig Nelson of Portland, OR; as well as by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones. She is also survived by her sister Molly Hively, of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, and her sisters Anita Smith and Leona Stoddard. A Rosary is planned for 4 PM Sunday March 6, 2011 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Spokane, with viewing from 3 to 4. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Jesuit House at Gonzaga, 1106 N. Astor, at 1 PM, Monday March 7, 2011, with interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit Marion's tribute and leave a condolence at Arrangements have been entrusted to:


Published in Spokesman-Review from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2011
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