October 5, 1943–February 6, 2016
“And still after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.” ~Hafez
Sister Margaret Spiller (Sister Jonathan Mary) who loved to travel our world and to study and contemplate the cosmos and beyond, began her forever journey on Saturday evening, February 6, 2016. Now she has the opportunity to explore black holes, quarks, red dwarf stars and distant galaxies far beyond our solar system.
Sister Margaret was 72 years old and was celebrating her 50th year of profession as a Sister of the Holy Names this spring.
Sister Margaret’s ministry included one year as an elementary educator at Saint Augustine (Oakland). She ministered at Holy Names High School and Saint Monica High School as teacher and vice-principal. For a total of 29 years, she served at Ramona as teacher, principal and most recently as Director of Innovation and Technology. She was an outstanding teacher and was able to bring whatever she taught to life.
Sister Margaret delighted in her large and loving family. She loved to travel, camp, explore our earth and revel in the stars and planets. She loved computers and any kind of technology. Her sense of adventure, play and delightful spirit was contagious. Her brilliant mind had an insatiable curiosity to learn almost everything.
We will celebrate Sister Margaret with a Mass of Resurrection on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Anthony’s Church in San Gabriel, California. A second Mass of Resurrection will be on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Holy Spirit Chapel in Campbell, California.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 907, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or online.