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Nellie Lourine O’Callaghan

Nellie Lourine O’Callaghan, 95, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility.
She was born in Bismark, Okla. on Nov. 8, 1916 to Robert and Isabelle (Rosson) Strickland. After graduating from high school in Wright City (formerly Bismark), Okla. she came to Lakeview in 1943.
Lourine started her career in mill work at White Pine Box Factory (which later became Lakeview Lumber Products) in 1948. She then worked for Dame Moulding from 1960 to 1967.
She married Dennis O’Callaghan on Jan. 2, 1963 and they moved to Corvallis in 1967. She moved back to Lakeview in 1971 after the death of her husband. She completed her working years at Lake District Hospital in the laundry.
She enjoyed hunting, fishing and elk camp with her husband.
Lourine was a member of the Lakeview First Methodist Church, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Eagle’s Auxiliary and the Lake County Senior Citizens Assoc.
She was preceded in death by husband Dennis; son Dale Steel; grandsons Philip Rychard and James Steel.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Delton and Pat Steel of Grants Pass; daughter and son-in-law Jane and Lane Simpson of Lakeview; grandchildren John, Joe, Jake and Danny Steel, Mike Rychard and Annette Shullanberger; step-grandchildren Krista Simpson and Lindsay Moffat; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Lourine was held at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 with interment in the Westside Cemetery.
Contributions in Lourine’s memory may be made to the Westside Cemetery Dist., 15188 Westside Rd., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

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