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  Aug 29, 2014   |   Last update: August 4, 2014 @ 8:21 am

Alumni, Faculty

Eileen Friel O’Hara, 1924-2012

Eileen Friel O’Hara, 87, mother of former College of Law Professor Kate Lahey, passed away February 16, 2012. 

Salt Lake Tribune Obituary

Born March 21, 1924, Eileen married Edward R. O’Hara in 1945.  She variously lived in Michigan,  Utah, New York, Minnesota, Nebraska, West Virginia, Florida and Kansas.  She authored two books, Lifting the Lace Curtain (2004) and Brain Twister: a Son’s Puzzling Life and Untimely Death, as well as numerous articles and columns.

She is survived by her children, sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Patrick O’Hara Fellowship at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, or call Matt Hemsley at 801-585-5500 for more information.