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 29, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Marian (Mary Kevin) Darby SNJM

Holy Names Sister Marian Darby, long-time educator in Northwest Catholic schools, died July 2 in Oregon. She was 86 years old.

The funeral Mass was celebrated July 9 at the convent chapel at Marylhurst, Ore.

She was born and educated in Portland before entering the Holy Names community. She later earned degrees from Marylhurst College and the University of Oregon.

She served as a teacher, principal, and tutor in Holy Names schools in Oregon and Washington, including Spokane, and taught classes in English as a Second Language for adults. She was coordinator of the convent from 1978-84.

Remembrances may be made to the Holy Names Sisters Foundation, P.O. Box 411, Marylhurst, OR 97036.

Sister M. Frances Jane (Elizabeth) Boyle SNJM

Sister Frances Jane Boyle of the Sisters of the Holy Names died June 26 at the age of 93.

The vigil was held June 29; the funeral Mass, the following morning. Both took place at the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane.

She was born in Seattle, where she attended public and Catholic Schools, as well as the University of Washington.

She entered the Holy Names community in 1932 and pronounced vows in 1934.

Most of her ministry took place in the Seattle area, until her retirement to the convent in Spokane in 1984. Even after retirement she continued to be of service to the other Sisters.

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

Sister Marie Martin OP

Sister Marie Martin OP Sister Marie Martin of the Sinsinawa Dominicans died July 16 at the Dominican Motherhouse at Sin-sinawa, Wis. She was 85 years old.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at the Motherhouse on July 19, followed by burial in the cemetery there.

She was born in Ladd, Ill., in 1918. Sister Marie made her first profession of Religious vows in 1948. For 32 years she ministered as an elementary school principal and teacher, including six years at St. John Vianney School in what is now Spokane Valley.

From 1983-1987, Sister Marie was vicaress at the Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa. She was in Pastoral Care at Dominican Motherhouse from 1995-1998. From 1998 until 2000 she served as Annalist at the Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa.

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