Kathleen Marie O'Brien

April 18, 1953November 28, 2018

Kathleen Marie O’Brien, devoted mother and grandmother died on November 28, 2018 in Hanford, CA. She was born on April 18, 1953 in Lafayette, Indiana to proud parents Norma and Joseph O’Brien. Kathleen was a resident of Coalinga, CA and graduated from Coalinga High School in 1971. She later went on to obtain her Psychiatric Technician license and worked at Coalinga State Hospital, retiring in 2016. She was an amazing daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. People will most remember her kind and compassionate spirit and her willingness to help others. Kathleen was a care taker by nature; she loved to cook and enjoyed time in the yard. Her greatest passion was spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother Thelma Umholtz, grandfather Chester Umholtz, mother Norma O’Brien, father Joseph O’Brien sister Christina O’Brien, nephew Ananda White and nephew Kaden O’Brien. She is survived by her daughter Awnna Rocha, son in law Shawn Rocha, grandsons, Blake Rocha and Tanner Rocha, sister Cheryl O’Brien, brother Marty O’Brien and sister in law Sharon O’Brien, brother John O’Brien and sister in law Cassanda O’Brien, sister Jan DeShazo and brother in law Roy DeShazo, brother Robert O’Brien and sister in law Fe Ehara, sister Kelly Birdwell and brother in law Perry Birdwell, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 22, 2018

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