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 Oct 22, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister M. Katherine Theresa (Joan Cecilia) Fife SNJM

Holy Names Sister Sister Katherine Theresa Fife died Sept. 25. She was 77 years old; she had been a member of her Religious community for 58 years.

The vigil was held Sept. 29 at Visitation Parish, Tacoma, Wash. The funeral Mass was celebrated there the next day. A memorial service, followed by burial, was celebrated Oct. 2 at the Convent of the Holy Names, Spokane.

A Spokane native, Joan Fife was raised in St. Aloysius Parish. She attended St. Aloysius School and Holy Names Academy before entering Religious life in 1949. She professed vows two years later.

After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from Fort Wright College, Spokane, she taught in Holy Names schools in Oregon and Washington, including Spokane.

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

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