Obituaries

Remembrance of the Life of Sister Agnes Marie Plumb SL


November 11, 1921—August 11, 2013

Agnes Marie enjoyed a forty-year career as an elementary school teacher and principal, beginning with a year in St. Louis, then serving almost entirely in the West. She completed her very active career as a volunteer for the Spirituality Center and as sacristan for the Denver Center community. Continue reading

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Frances Ann O’Bryan SL


July 23, 1920 – April 30, 2013

Her gracious optimism and encouragement and her concern for the poor and the disadvantaged are as much a part of her as the joy she emanates when she speaks of Loretto, her classmates, her communities through the years, her associations, her memories. Continue reading

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Georgeann Hanson SL


August 20, 1933 – April 23, 2013

A noted liturgist, teacher and school and parish administrator, Sister Georgeann “was ‘our good company,’ as she contributed not only her liturgical gifts, but also her deep dedication to Loretto and to all that the Community values and loves.” Continue reading

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Remembrance of the life of Patricia Ann Winterer Dressler CoL


September 28, 1936—February 23, 2013

“Charity, generosity, understanding (never judgmental) always anticipating the needs of others before her own, were typical of her personality. I can hear God saying ‘Well done, oh good and faithful servant; now enter into My kingdom.'” Continue reading

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Ann Patrick Ware SL


March 3, 1920—February 23, 2013

Ann Pat, as we called her, had a distinguished scholarly career as well as an esteemed Loretto career. Many of us have lost a true friend, and Loretto has lost a giant. Nevertheless, we will count on her continued presence among us. Continue reading

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Jean Tenhaeff SL


December 24, 1923—February 9, 2013

“The most traumatic change in my “being” began with a decision… to assume responsibility for what was happening in my life and around me, and to confront injustice wherever I found it. This changed my approach to teaching and eventually led to my active role in the civil rights movement: forming a teachers’ association in the Colorado parochial school and negotiating teacher contracts with the Archdiocese.” Continue reading

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Remembrance of the life of Sister Ellen Thomas Reynolds SL


September 25, 1914-January 11, 2013

“One of the outstanding memories of my early days in teaching was the Louisville flood of 1932 when we had to leave Broadway in row boats…” The Loretto Community is grateful for Ellen Thomas’ life shared with us and with her beloved students. Continue reading

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