Christine O’Brien was born in Atchison, KS in 1945. After receiving both her undergraduate and masters degree from Purdue in 1969, she went on to achieve a BS in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 1974, and worked in Kansas City in research on ALS and other neurological diseases in the early part of her career and with the health care insurance company Assurant in the latter part.
Christine had many passions in her life, one of the greatest of which was world travel. She visited Turkey, New Zealand, Scotland, and Greece to name a few. She had a deep spirit of curiosity and liked to plan her treks solo in order to have the biggest adventure. Christine also loved planting flower gardens and volunteering. Her favorites were the library, nature centers, performing arts…and Rose Brooks Center.
Christine was seldom without a canine love in her life, always Jack Russel Terriers, and at the end, it was her sweet Dani, with whom she did agility work and walked every single day.
Christine passed earlier this year, and while never a wealthy woman in finance, left two significant legacy gifts to Rose Brooks Center. One was an appreciated IRA, the other, a portion of her estate. Because of these gifts, Rose Brooks will be given further sustainability in our Pet Shelter program, and other lifesaving services. And Christine’s memory will live on.
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