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 June 11, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Annette (Paschal Marie) Parent SP

Providence Sister Annette M. Parent died May 19 in Spokane. She had been a member of her Religious community for 66 of her 86 years.

The Vigil Service was held May 26 at Mount St. Joseph Chapel, Spokane. The Funeral Mass was celebrated there the next day. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.

She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Baker, Mont. She attended Yokley Elementary School near Webster, Mont., before moving to Springdale, Wash., where she attended public school before entering Marycliff High School in Spokane, and then graduating from St. Joseph Academy, Sprague, Wash.

Sister Annette entered the Religious community in 1942 and then entered the novitiate in Spokane in 1943. She professed her first vows in 1944 and final vows in 1947.

Sister Annette earned a degree in chemistry from the College of Great Falls, Mont., and in pharmacy from Creighton University, Omaha. After becoming a registered pharmacist, she spent most of her years working in pharmacies at Columbus Hospital in Great Falls, St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont., and Sacred Heart Hospital (now Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center) in Spokane. She retired from that ministry in 1993, when she became a resident of Mount St. Joseph in Spokane.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, 1801 Lind Ave., #9016, Renton, WA 98057-9016.

Sister Margaret Mary Conway FSPA

Sister Margaret Mary Conway, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, died May 18 at Villa St. Joseph, Wisconsin. She was 95 years old.

A prayer service was held in Mary of the Angels Chapel in La Crosse, Wis. The funeral Mass was celebrated there May 21, with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse.

She was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Livingston, Mont. She entered St. Rose Convent in 1930, and made profession of vows in 1933.

Ministering in the field of education, she served five years as an elementary teacher and 29 years on the secondary level in Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin. Sister Margaret Mary ministered 11 years at Gonzaga University, Spokane, to complete her teaching career.

From 1990-1998 Sister Margaret Mary was engaged in RCIA, vocation education, and spiritual direction at St. Paschal and St. Aloysius parishes in Spokane. She retired to St. Rose Convent in 1998 and to the Villa in 2006.

Memorials may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 912 Market Street, La Crosse, Wis. 54601-4782.

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