March 18, 1914 - November 16, 2015
Sister Mary Louise Guenther (Sister Regina Rose), a California centenarian + one year, entered into the eternal life she had long-awaited the morning of November 16, 2015. She has celebrated her 81st year of her religious profession.
Sister Mary Louise was in elementary education in California for over 30 years in 10 schools including Saint Francis de Sales, Our Lady of Lourdes, Saint Anselm and Saint Monica (San Francisco and Santa Monica). She loved her time teaching children and often prepared them for First Communion. Also, for one year Sister Mary Louise was in charge at Villa Holy Names, Los Gatos.
From 1966 – 1997 and again between 2002 and 2004 Sister Mary Louise lived and ministered in Washington State. She taught at Holy Names Academy (Spokane), Saint Joseph (Seattle) and Holy Names Academy (Seattle). While in Washington she also volunteered at Saint George and Saint James Cathedral visiting the elderly in their homes and tutoring elementary students. From 1997 – 2002 Sister Mary Louise had a sojourn in California living and volunteering at Holy Names High School.
Remembrances of Sister Mary Louise include her kind-hearted ways, gentleness, care and sensitivity to others, as well as her love of nature, gardening, animals and basketball. She had many friends and we remember especially her faithful companionship with Sister Constance (Connie) Jergens. She had a deep devotion to Mary and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus entrusting many a petition to them.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 907, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or online.