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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Obituaries: Oct. 4, 2001

by the Inland Register

Sep 22 2001

(From the Oct. 4, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Kathleen Clare (Kathleen E.) Gorman SNJM

Sister Kathleen Clare Gorman, age 90, died Sept. 16 in Seattle. She had been a member of the Holy Names community since entering the novitiate in 1929.

The vigil was Sept. 21; the funeral Mass, Sept. 22, both at the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane. A memorial liturgy took place Oct. 6 at Seattle’s Cathedral of St. James.

She was born in Dawson, Yukon Territory, and was educated in Seattle before entering the Holy Names community. She held degrees from Holy Names College, Spokane, and the University of Oregon.

In 1931 she began teaching in elementary schools, working in classrooms in Portland before beginning her time as a school and convent administrator in 1948.

In 1962 she became the founding provincial of the Washington Province of the Sisters of the Holy Names, where she served for nine years.

After her years as provincial she went on to serve as the province’s Development Director and then alumnae director for Holy Names Academy, Seattle. She later became involved in retreat work and spiritual direction.

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

Sister Consuela Maria (Catherine) Ford SNJM

Sister Consuela Maria Ford of the Sisters of the Holy Names died Sept. 13 at Marylhurst, Ore. She was 94 years old.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 13.

She was born in Denver, Colo. Her family moved to Newburg, Ore., when she was 13. She graduated from St. Mary Academy, Portland, Ore.; Marylhurst College; and held master’s degrees from Seattle University (in history) and St. Mary’s School of Theology (Scripture and theology), Notre Dame, Ind.

She taught in grade schools throughout Oregon and Washington, including Spokane, and was a high school teacher as well.

Sister Consuela was a campus minister at Oregon State University, Corvallis, for 10 years before she began working in pastoral ministry in Portland. She later engaged in community service at Marylhurst College and at the Provincial House before ill health forced her retirement in 1997.

Remembrances can be made to the Holy Names Ministry/Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 411, Marylhurst, OR 97036.

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