Isabel O'Brien

Title: Deputy Coroner
Phone: 406-560-2367

Personal Life
Isabel O’Brien was raised in Anaconda since the age of 5. She attended local schools and graduated from High School in 1981. She married her best friend in 1981 and together they raised three successful sons while working for Buttrey’s in many different positions.

After her husband became disabled as an ironworker from a 70-foot fall, she accepted the role as providing 100% care for him. It was after his recovery, her children and Husband encouraged her to return to school to become a Nurse.

Education & Employment
Isabel attended Montana Tech and graduated with highest honors as a Registered Nurse. After graduation, she immediately went to work in two full-time capacities, as a Med-Surg RN in Anaconda and as an Emergency Room Nurse in Missoula.

In 2006 she accepted a promotion at CMC in Missoula as the Emergency Room Clinical Manager while also working intermittently as a House Supervisor for Montana State Hospital. After years of traveling to Missoula while working in addition at Montana State Hospital she accepted the position as Forensic Nurse Manager at Montana State Hospital and remains in this position to this day.

She was hired as a Deputy Coroner for Deer Lodge County in January and has also become the back-up autopsy technician for the Montana State Crime lab. Overall, she hopes to achieve her National Coroner’s certification and continue to work for the great town of Anaconda helping others. 

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