Kathleen (Larson) O’Brien ’75 P09

10 March 2008

Class: 1975

Major: French Studies

Deceased: March 8, 2008

Alumni survivors: Mrs. Margaret A. Larson ’74 P13 W74 (Sibling-in-law), Mr. Joshua M. O'Brien ’09 (Child)


Born: in Council Buffs, IA

Passed on: March 8, 2008 in Woodlands, TX 


KATHLEEN S. (LARSON) O’BRIEN passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008 at her home in The Woodlands, Texas. Kathi was born in Council Buffs, Iowa and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she trained as a harpist. Kathi earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. At Carleton, Kathi studied French and Russian and she also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While attending Carleton, Kathi married Gerald A. (“Gerry”) O’Brien. Later, Kathi earned a Masters degree with honors in Speech Pathology from the University of Minnesota and she practiced in this field for a number of years. Kathi is survived by her husband of 34 years, their two children, Joshua Michael who is currently attending Carleton College, and Kaitlin Ann who is currently attending Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, and Kathi’s mother, Donna Larson of The Woodlands. Kathi was preceded in death by her father, John L. Larson, and her brother, Scott A. Larson. Kathi’s faith in Christ was a motivating force in her life and she was an inspiration and a light in the lives of those around her. She leaves many friends, including many at WoodsEdge Community Church.

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