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Dorothy Margaret Casey O'Connell
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Birth: May 13, 1909
Walla Walla
Walla Walla County
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2004
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

From Helena IR 6/20/2004:

From the time that she was born right down to the very end she was full of life and that red-haired Irish spunk that made her the women that we all loved and looked up to.

Dorothy was born in Walla Walla, Wash., on May 13, 1909, to Agnes and James Casey. She was the second born of eight children. She moved to Kremlin when she was a child with her family where they had a homestead on the Milk River.

She lived there before coming to Helena in 1916 after a small-pox epidemic broke out. Then, like a true Casey women, she become a nurse after graduating from St. Vincent Academy and St. John's Hospital training school. After graduation she became the surgical supervisor at St. John's hospital. She practiced nursing for over 45 years and was a true nurse to the very end.

All of us that knew her, knew when to tell her we where sick and when not to if we wanted to avoid some old-time nursing remedies....I am sure that you all know what I am talking about. She really did love nursing though.

After nursing in Helena for many years she moved to Seattle and California to nurse before retiring and moving back to Helena in 1974.

Dorothy married Daniel O'Connell on July 3, 1933. Together they had four children, Don, the twins Jerri Clare and Jeff, and Sheila.

Daniel preceded her in death on July 4, 1949. She was a strong-willed woman from the get go, working and raising her children all by herself after her husband passed away, often working double shifts. 
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: Bona Rae Villarta
Record added: Jun 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8957984
Dorothy Margaret <i>Casey</i> O'Connell
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Dorothy Margaret <i>Casey</i> O'Connell
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Dorothy Margaret <i>Casey</i> O'Connell
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