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O'BRIEN, Martha
OBRIEN, Martha Born Martha Ann Wall on Feb. 8, 1930 in Kansas City, Mo., to Allie Rae and George Stuart Wall and passed away on Aug. 11, 2014 in Lancaster, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John Patrick (Pat) OBrien in 2002 and by her son William Terry Holmes in 2011. Pat and Martha were in business together at Brand Appliance, later named Pat OBriens Appliance, for 35 years on Lancaster Blvd. Martha was at one time a member of the AV Hospital Guild, Zanta Club, and Womens Elks 1625. Martha is survived by her daughter, Cindy and husband Jim Swift, their children, Brandon Swift, Tawny (Joshua) Edgeman, great-grandchildren, Parker and Savannah Edgeman; daughter, Melinda and husband Richard Byers, their children, Ryan Byers and Lauren (Alan) Gajewski, stepson, Dan OBrien and his children, Andrew, April, Julie Poteat; great- grandchildren, January and Kole Poteat, Scarlett (Byron) DeLong, and great-grandchild Violett DeLong. She is also survived by her brother, Bob Wall and his wife Donna of Florida; brother-in-law, Jerry OBrien and many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by family and friends, especially on their birthdays (which wont be the same without hearing her sing 'Happy Birthday'). Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Friday August 15, 2014 at Joshua Memorial in Lancaster, with gathering to follow at the Swift residence.

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