[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 07:56:25 :

Point Reyes Light
Thursday, March 11, 1976

Pioneer daughter died at 82

A daughter of a pioneer family of Marin County, Vera Longley O’Brien, died early March 2 at a convalescent hospital in Sonoma after a long illness.

She was 82.

Mrs. O’Brien is survived by a son, Stephen O’Brien of Petaluma, and two daughters, Barbara Flatt Pepper of Loomis and Dorothy Flatt Meloney of Sea Haven, and seven grandchildren.

One brother has survived her, C. Paul Longley, 86, of Vallejo.

She was the daughter of Charles P. and Emma Longley and sister of the late Louis Longley.

As a five-year-old boy, her father settled with his family at Five Brooks, He later became first trustee of the Inverness school.

Mrs. O’Brien was one of the last manual switchboard operators in Inverness before the conversion to the dial system. With her daughter, Mrs. Meloney, she operated the present Tombahia Restaurant which preceded the Golden Hind Boatel in that location.

Funeral services were held on Friday at Bates Mortuary in Sonoma.

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