Patsy Jean O’Brien was born November 4, 1934, in Grants Pass, Oregon. Her parents were Delbert O’Brien and Dorothy Owen O’Brien. She attended Illinois Valley High School and graduated in 1952.
In 1952 she was married to Calvin Stephenson. After their divorce she married Doyle Frady. Over the years Patsy worked for a telephone company, the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Power and Light, and a bank. She lived in Oregon, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
After residing in South Carolina, she returned to Oregon, where she made her home in Cave Junction. She passed away there on June 23, 2016.
Her interests included reading, studying the Bible, artwork, and learning about her ancestors. Patsy is survived by a daughter, Toni Allen; two grandsons, Michael Allen and Jordan Allen; a great-granddaughter, her sister, Shirley Kannasto; a niece, Sherril Wood; and cousins Wanda Collins, Jeannie Grabarz, Samantha Grabarz, Stacey Grabarz, and Erich Grabarz. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Brien Allen.
The funeral will be held on July 5 at 1:00 at the Valley Evangelical Free Church, 498 Laurel Road, Cave Junction.