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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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(From the April 11, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)
Sister Anne Marcelle Lemay SP
Sister Anne Marcelle Lemay, a member of the Sisters of Providence for over 62 years, died March 22 at Mount St. Joseph, Spokane. She died two days before her 85th birthday.
The vigil was held March 25. The funeral Mass was celebrated the next day. Both took place at Mount St. Joseph. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.
She was born in Quebec, Canada, where she attended religious schools before entering the novitiate at the Motherhouse in Montreal in 1940. She professed final vows in 1944 and became a United States citizen in 1948.
She completed her training as a registered nurse in 1946, and was registered in Washington, California, Oregon and Idaho.
Besides advanced nurse’s training, she attended Gonzaga University’s CREDO program.
Sister Anne Marcelle ministered in the health care field for many years, at many different locations, including Walla Walla, Spokane, and Colfax. She also devoted some 12 years to chaplaincy at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.
She gave 16 years to work with the Spokane chapter of Beginning Experience, an ecumenical organization which works to help individuals overcome the pain of loss of a relationship, whether through divorce, separation or death.
Although she retired in 1993 she continued to stay busy with many volunteer activities.
Sister Lucinda (Rita) Kunz SSND
Sister Lucinda Kunz of the School Sisters of Notre Dame died March 24 at the Good Council Provincial House, Mankato, Minn. She was 84 years old.
The funeral Mass was celebrated March 27. The Religious community prayed vespers for her the evening before.
Rita Kunz was born in Madelia, Minn. Her Catholic schooling led her to enter the novitiate in 1938.
She taught in several schools throughout the United States, including Colton in the Diocese of Spokane, where she was principal and eighth grade teacher.
She retired from education in 1999, though she continued to volunteer even in retirement.
Sister Mildred (Mary Evangelista) Hein SNJM
Holy Names Sister Mildred Hein, 94, died March 26.
The funeral Mass was celebrated April 2 at the Convent of the Holy Names. A vigil service was held the evening before, also at the Convent.
She was born on a wheat farm near Reardan, Wash., the town where she attended school before entering Marylhurst College. She entered the novitiate in 1931 and made her vows in 1933.
She completed her degree from Marylhurst, and later studied at both Gonzaga University and Holy Names College in Spokane.
Sister Mildred taught in a number of Holy Names schools in the Northwest, including Uniontown, Wash.
She also was among the Sisters who founded the Holy Names ministry in Jonestown, Miss., in 1981.
Memorial gifts may be made to Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99224.
Sister Eileen Mary Flood SP
Sister Eileen Mary (Mary Margaret) Flood of the Sisters of Providence died April 5 at Mount St. Joseph, Spokane. She was 96 years old; she had been a Providence Sister for 78 years.
The vigil service was April 10; the funeral Mass was the following morning. Both took place in the chapel at Mount St. Joseph. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.
She was born in Minneapolis, Minn. The family moved to Missoula, Mont., where she attended St. Joseph School and Sacred Heart Academy.
She also attended Northwest Business College in Spokane before entering the novitiate in 1922. She later earned a philosophy degree from Gonzaga University.
She professed her first vows in 1924 and her final vows three years later.
Sister Eileen Mary held teaching certificates in Montana and Washington, and high school principal credentials.
St. Joseph Academy, Sprague, Wash., was one of her many teaching assignments over the years.
She retired to Mount St. Joseph in 1996.
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