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Helen O’Connor

Memorial services for Helen Margaretta O’Connor of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley. Father Bernadine will officiate the services. Burial will take place at the Resurrection Cemetery in San Gabriel.

Mrs. O’Connor died Sunday, Feb. 12, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 96.

She was born March 24, 1909, in Farmington, Mo., to William and Katie Halter. She married James O’Connor on Nov. 23, 1932, in Los Angeles. She was a registered nurse, and worked at Pacific State Hospital Pomona. She was also an office nurse for her husband’s practice. She was a member of the Retired Public Employees Association, Nevada County Chapter. She enjoyed bingo and reading.

She is survived by her grandchildren Karen George of Sacramento, and Brent and Connie George of Chino Hills; great-grandson and great-daughter-in-law Ryan and Kim McCall of Upland; great-great-grandchildren Skylar, Cassandra and Jaden; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband James O’Connor, M.D. in 1956; son, James “Father Timothy” O’Connor in 1992; daughter, Mary K. Cron in 1999; grandson, Ronald George in 2002; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, or the American Stroke Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

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