March 30, 1928 - September 21, 2015
"Simplicity of living, if deliberately chosen, implies a compassionate approach to life. It means that we are chossing to live our daily lives with some degree of conscious appreciation of the condition of the rest of the world." ~Duane Elgin
On September 21, 2015, Sister Doreen peacefully went home to the arms of the God whom she faithfully followed as a professed Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 55 years. Sister Doreen was born in Sacramento, CA in 1928.
Sister Doreen was an elementary educator at Saint Francis de Sales (Oakland), Saint Augustine (Oakland), Saint Theresa (Oakland), Saint Mary (Los Angeles), Good Shepherd (Santa Cruz), Sacred Heart (Oakland), Saint Anastasia (Los Angeles) and All Souls (Alhambra). For eight years, she worked diligently in the Purchasing Office at Holy Names University. For six years, she was on the Saint Monica High School (Santa Monica) staff. Sister Doreen also volunteered at the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center, at Holy Names High School in Oakland and Saint Augustine (Oakland).
She is remembered for her commitment to quietly serving her God, her gentle, kind spirit and her smile. Sister Doreen loved ice cream, window shopping at Henshey's in Santa Monica and taking walks.
She is survived by her brother, Robert (Carol) Crossett and other relatives. She will be remembered fondly by the Sisters of the Holy Names and SNJM Associates.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 907, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or online.