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7/16/2014 8:20:00 PM
Sister Rose Theresa (Dorothy) Costello, SNJM

Holy Names Sister Rose Theresa (Dorothy) Costello died July 14. She was 96.

She was born July 4, 1918, in Shelby, Mont., to Thomas and Pauline Murray Costello, and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School and Holy Names Academy in Spokane. Upon graduation from secondary school in 1936, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names.  She professed her vows as Sister M. Rose Theresa in 1938, and began college work and her teaching career in parish schools in Oregon and Washington.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Marylhurst College and a master’s degree in geography from the University of Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, and is survived by her religious Sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Convent of the Holy Names. Memorial donations can be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA  99224.

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