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November 27, 2012
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Michael O'Brien

Michael Dean O’Brien passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at home in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 48.

Michael was born March 19, 1964, in Berkley, Calif. He moved to Grass Valley in 1988. Michael loved the lakes and mountains around him, as well as the beaches and oceans of Santa Cruz. He lived life to the fullest with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed the challenges of building and remodeling homes, which was his trade. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mom, Sandra Johnson Beaver, and stepdad Carroll; father Craig Elvin and stepmom Cathy; siblings Eric and Marney of El Cerrito, Calif.; children Devlin, Ashley and Donavan; and ex-wife Sharon, all of Santa Cruz; Aunt Linda Lawson of Suisin, Calif.; finally, the love of his life, Rachel Costello of Grass Valley.

His ashes will be spread at Lake Tahoe in the spring.

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The Union Updated Dec 26, 2012 02:04PM Published Nov 27, 2012 04:23PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.