Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


the Inland Register

(From the July 3, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Ethel Patterson OSC

Sister Ethel Patterson of the Monastery of St. Clare, Spokane, died June 12 in Spokane. She had been a member of the Poor Clares Religious community for 75 of her 93 years.

The vigil service was June 16. The funeral Mass was celebrated June 17. Both took place at the monastery.

She graduated from Holy Names Academy before entering cloistered Religious life in 1928.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of St. Clare, 4419 N. Hawthorne, Spokane, WA 99205.

Ann Louise Malnar

Ann Louise Malnar, mother of Father Stan Malnar, died at her home in Vancouver, Wash., on June 25.

A memorial Mass was celebrated July 2 at St. Joseph Church, Vancouver.

Mrs. Malnar was 89.

She was born Ann Louise Zurga in Kansas City, Kan. She married her husband, Rudy Malnar, and the couple and their children lived for many years at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as well as in Eugene, Ore., and Spokane.

Her husband died in 1994.

She is survived by her son, Father Stan Malnar of Spokane, and daughter, Joyce, and son-in-law, Frank Divers, of Vancouver.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Parish, 6600 Highland Dr., Vancouver, Wash. 98661; Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. 8th St., Spokane, WA 99202; or the Dominican Sisters, 3108 W. Fort Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99224.

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