OBITUARY

Susan Larsen O'Brien

December 9, 1950January 26, 2018
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Susan Marie O’Brien, 67, of Dallas, TX, passed away January 26th, 2018. Susan was born December 9th, 1950, in Bellevue, Nebraska. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret (Peggy) Larsen, and is survived by her father, Charles P. Larsen and her children, Jill Dachis and spouse Jeff Dachis, John Patrick O’Brien, and Christopher Sean O’Brien and spouse Mary O’Brien. Also survived by her loving grandchildren Ruby Dachis and Julian Dachis, Henry O’Brien and James O’Brien, her sister Irene Webster, and her sister Karen Foerster and spouse Matt Foerster, along with nieces and nephews, Stephen Webster, Christina Webster, and Jessica Angle. Susan had an intense love for her family and for her dogs: Shiri, Bentley, Country Girl, Lucy, Molly and Cooper. She had a soft spot for strays and rescue animals and volunteered at a local no-kill dog shelter. Susan studied at the University of Texas at Austin, finishing her studies at Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She was a talented architect and designer, lauded for her architectural designs both interior and exterior. She was best known for bringing postmodern architectural design to the Dallas architectural landscape during the eighties. She was an artist, poet, photographer and collector of antiques. Susan saw so much beauty in the world and wanted to share that with everyone she was around. She enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandchildren, planting flowers and trees in her yard, and was an avid collector of unique objects and antiques. Arrangements are with Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home and services are planned for Sunday, February 4th at 12:30 PM. To honor Susan and her passionate love of dogs, donations can be made to The Humane Society or any no-kill animal shelter of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, February 4, 2018

Memories

Susan Larsen O'Brien

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william perlman

February 11, 2018

Thank you for sharing your artistic sensibilities, your creativity, your beauty, and your love of animals, including my own. May the next chapter of your journey be the best yet, as we who remain continue to grow in love, wisdom, compassion and forgiveness.

February 5, 2018

día porque vienen de Jehová. Como él nos creó, entiende muy bien lo que pensamos

Mary Machann

February 3, 2018

Thinking of you, with thoughts and memories over many years and with my condolences to your loved ones.

Mary Machann

February 3, 2018

Thinking of you, with thoughts and memories over many years and with my condolences to your loved ones.

Christina Webster

February 2, 2018

Missing my Aunt Susan.She is gone but never forgotten.

A B

February 1, 2018

My condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort found at John 6:40 which says that soon we will all see our loved ones again.

Elda Williams

January 31, 2018

We have all lost a most gifted, talented, intelligent person. Susan was driven by a remarkable sense of kindness and compassion to end suffering of defenseless animals by promoting kindness and compassion through her adoption of otherwise unwanted dogs from our shelters. Although a light is gone from the earth, a star shins bright in the Heavens. You will forever live on in our memories and our hearts. Goodbye, my friend, goodbye ... parting is bitter pain ... but courage bids us carry on until we meet again.

Margie Grey

January 31, 2018

Karen, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Matt. I know only too well how difficult a loss like this can be. I will see you soon.

Linda Ann Cavanaugh

January 29, 2018

My heart breaks for all of you. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will always have fond memories of Susan from when we would all visit at Aunt Hazel's house. Sendings hugs to everyone.

Mary Wright

January 29, 2018

Rest in peace Susan with your rescued babies. You will be missed and remembered in the neighborhood. My condolences to family and friends.

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