Rose O’Brien

04/11/1928 — 12/22/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Philadelphia, PA

Memorial Mass

Fri, January 3, 2020, 11:00 am
Christ the King Catholic Church
1111 Stevens Drive

Richland, WA US 99354

Graveside Inurnment

Fri, January 3, 2020, 12:30 pm
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Life Celebration Reception

Fri, January 3, 2020, 1:00 pm
Events at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA 99352

Rose O’Brien

Rose Ann O’Brien of Richland peacefully passed away on December 22, 2019 at the age of 91.  She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the youngest of four children to James and Mary McGrath.   Rose graduated from Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School and started working at Strawbridge & Clothier department store.  She then worked over 15 years for Mobil Corporation in the accounting department. Rose married Nelson E. O’Brien on April 24, 1964 and was a proud, loving wife, mother and grandma.

Rose was a resident of Richland for over 38 years. She leaves her son, Mark O’Brien; her daughter Karen Anne Stegmann (Tom) and 2 grandchildren, Nathan and Colleen Stegmann, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rose had an energetic zest for life, a generous heart and was quick to laugh.  She loved sports and was often seen volunteering annually at the NWAACC Basketball Championships and other community events with her husband Nelson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 3rd at Christ the King Church, followed by burial at Sunset Gardens, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland.  In celebration of Rose’s life, please join the family for a reception at Events at Sunset.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Tri-Cities, 1455 Fowler St., Richland, WA 99352

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  • I am so sad to hear of Roses passing. I was her Massage Therapist for years until 2007. She was my favorite.
    I’m sorry for your loss

    Carrie Smith

    Carrie Smith
    January 13, 2020
  • May you fly high in heaven sweet angel ❤ until we meet again.

    December 31, 2019
  • My condolences.

    Gregory O’Brien
    December 30, 2019
  • Roy and I really enjoyed visiting with Rose Ann at the Bomber games. She always seemed to enjoy herself and a friendly and out-going personality. She seemed to enjoy the Bombers a lot. We were glad she kept coming to games even after Nelson passed.

    Roy & Nancy Ballard
    December 30, 2019
  • Roy and I really enjoyed seeing and visiting with Rose Ann at the Bombers games. She was alot of fun and always cheerful. Also when Nelson was with her. She seemed to be a very big Bomber fan.

    Roy and Nancy Ballard
    December 30, 2019
  • Dear Mark and Karen Anne and Family: Rose Ann was a great lady. We liked her advocacy for people with disabilities, she was a fighter for them all. She was a great neighbor and someone we would call a friend. We enjoyed her company. We have great memories of Rose Ann and Nelson. She will be missed. Sincerely, Victor and Sandy Faulds

    Victor and Sandy Faulds
    December 28, 2019
    Kennewick WA
  • I wasn’t very close to her, but I really enjoyed her spunky personality every Friday when she would come to the community center to play bunco.

    December 27, 2019