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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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(From the April 12, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Ann Dorothy (Letitia Mary) Lyons SNJM

Sister Ann Dorothy Lyons of the Sisters of the Holy Names, a native of Fossil, Ore., died March 12. The vigil service was March 16; the funeral Mass, March 17, both at the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane. She was 97 years old.

Sister Letitia Mary entered the Holy Names novitiate in 1928 at Marylhurst, Ore., and pronounced vows in 1930. Her bachelorís masterís and doctoral degrees in history and sociology were from Marylhurst College, the University of Washington and The Catholic University of America.

She taught in Holy Names high schools in Oregon and Washington, and at Holy Names (later Fort Wright) College, where she served variously as housemother, dean of students and professor. She later pioneered a workshop for religious education on human sexuality.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99224.

Sister Mary (John) Frances (Mary Amanda Agnes) Holz OSF

Sister Mary Frances Holz of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia died April 3 in Aston, Pa., at the age of 75. The funeral Mass was celebrated April 5 in Pennsylvania. Burial followed in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and entered her Religious community in 1945. She held degrees from both Seattle University and Gonzaga University. She began her ministry as a teacher in New Jersey. She taught in Oregon for 14 years and in Washington for another 14, including five years at St. Charles School, Spokane, and two at St. Patrick Parish, Walla Walla.

Memorial donations can be made to the Franciscan Ministries Foundation, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014.

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