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 Aug. 21, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Frederick Mary Grennan SNJM

Holy Names Sister Frederick Mary (Florence) Grennan died July 31 at age 85. The vigil service was Monday, Aug. 4; the funeral Mass, the next morning. Both took place at the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane.

She was born in Friday Harbor, Wash., and graduated from Holy Names Academy, Seattle. She worked at a number of jobs before joining the Holy Names community in 1950, including grocery checker, electrician, and Boeing sheet metal riveter. Her various support roles in Religious life included cook, driver, and boarding school mistress. Sister Frederick Mary spent several years caring for her mother. She returned to the community in 1984.

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

Sister M. Margaret Ann (Mary) Dillon SNJM

Sister Margaret Ann Dillon of the Sisters of the Holy Names died Aug. 4. She was 82 years old and had been a member of the Holy Names Religious community for 62 years. The funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 8 in the provincial house chapel in Marylhurst, Ore.

She was born and educated in Seattle. She entered Religious life in 1939 and made profession in 1941. After earning a degree in music education from Marylhurst College, Ore., she began a 46-year career of teaching piano, violin, organ and singing in Catholic elementary schools in Oregon and Washington.

Her later years of retirement were spent at St. Mary Magdalen Convent in Everett, Wash. Ill health forced her move to Marie Rose Center at Maryís Woods, Marylhurst, in 2001.

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

Sister Humilitas Lamber OP

Sister Humilitas Lamber OP Dominican Sister Humilitas Lamber, 87, died Aug. 4 in Chewelah, Wash. The vigil service was Aug. 7; the funeral, Aug. 8. Both took place at St. Mary Church, Chewelah. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.

Sister Humilitas was born in Mettelbexbach Saar, Germany, and made her profession as a Dominican Sister in August 1937, a month after coming to the United States.

She served in various ministries in her Religious communityís hospitals, as a registered nurse, nurse anesthetist, and in pastoral care. Her last 30 years were spent in Chewelah.

Memorials may be contributed to DominiCare, P.O. Box 1070, Chewelah, WA 99109; or the Transitional Living Programs for Women, 3102 W. Fort George Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99204.

Father Wilfred Schoenberg SJ

Father Wilfred Schoenberg SJ Jesuit Father Wilfred Schoenberg, noted Northwest historian and writer, died Aug. 4 in Spokane. He was 88 years old.

The vigil service was Aug. 7 at Jesuit House Chapel on the Gonzaga University campus, Spokane. The funeral Mass, Aug. 8, also was celebrated at the Chapel. Interment was at Mount St. Michael Cemetery.

Father Schoenberg was born in Uniontown, Wash. He attended St. Aloysius Grade School and Gonzaga Prep in Spokane before entering the Jesuit novitiate in Sheridan, Ore., in 1941.

His theological training was at Alma College, San Francisco. Further studies were completed at the National Archives, American University. Besides his bachelorís and masterís degrees from Gonzaga University, and STB from Alma College, Father Schoenberg was accredited as an archivist by the Archive Administration in Washington, D.C.

He taught at Gonzaga Prep and served as the Oregon Provinceís archivist. He was director of the Museum of Native American Cultures at Gonzaga University. His writings ranged from histories of the Church in the Northwest to reviews, essays, lectures, articles and pamphlets.

Father Schoenberg was a member of Spokaneís Regis Community at the time of his death.

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