St. Mary Sister Mary Anna Evers died Jan. 27. She was 93.
Sister Mary Anna was born at home in Verboort in 1919. She attended Visitation Elementary Schools and Forest Grove Union High School. She entered the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon in 1940. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Marylhurst College in 1952 and a master’s degree in education in 1971.
She taught mostly primary children in various elementary schools for 53 years before retiring at the Motherhouse in 1994. Her ministry brought her to various schools in Oregon including St. Stephen’s, Holy Cross, St. Agatha’s St. Pius X and St. Andrew’s in Portland; Visitation in Verboort; St. Francis in Roy; St Boniface in Sublimity; Sacred Heart in Gervais; and St. John’s, Milwaukie. She also taught at St. Peter’s in Spokane.
She is preceded in death by her brothers Ernest P. Evers, Robert J. Evers, Francis Evers, Willis Evers and her sisters Lucille Kempen and Barbara Jean Meeuwsen. She is survived by her sisters Margaret Landauer and Janice Spath.
A Mass was celebrated at the SSMO Motherhouse Chapel. Memorial donations can be made to the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.