Father Joseph E. Damhorst, SJ

November 9, 1936 - July 18, 2021 
Father Joseph E. Damhorst, SJ, Pastoral Minister, died July 18, 2021 in St. Louis. He was 84 years old, a Jesuit for 65 years and a priest for 53 years. He will be remembered for his wisdom, humor and sensitivity. Joseph Damhorst was born in Quincy, Ill., on Nov. 9, 1936, to Clarence F. and Erma Meyers Damhorst. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Clarence E. Damhorst and sisters Shirley Cameron and Elaine Boudreau.... READ MORE

Sister Pauline Langfield

December 1, 1928 - June 30, 2021 
The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters invite your prayers for Sister Pauline Langfield. Sister Pauline’s desire was “to be remembered as a prayerful, kind, generous, thoughtful and loving person.” She also hoped that “her sense of humor helped others in some way.” And so it is that we, her Wheaton Franciscan Community, her family members, and her many friends do remember her love and goodness among us; She now breathes fully in infinite... READ MORE

Sister Sylvia Ginder

November 15, 1930 - June 26, 2021 
Loretto Sister Sylvia Ginder, who served in the Archdiocese of Denver for more than 30 years as a teacher, pastoral assistant, staff chaplain, bereavement counselor and volunteer, died June 26 at the age of 90 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. At the time of her death, she was near completion of the 51st year of her commitment as a Sister of Loretto. Received into Loretto Aug. 15, 1970, Sister Sylvia had joined Loretto after 19 years as a vo... READ MORE

Sister M. Genevieve Cuny

July 16, 1930 - June 19, 2021 
Sister M. Genevieve Cuny, 90, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Marian Residence in Alliance, NE. She was born July 16, 1930 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Wilson and Florence (Twiss) Cuny and was given the name, Carmelita. Sister Genevieve followed the Lord’s call to the Sisters of St. Francis and entered as a candidate at on September 8, 1951. She professed her vows on August 15, 1954 at Marycrest Convent in Denver, CO and took the n... READ MORE

Father Paul Wicker

October 21, 1937 - May 31, 2021 
Father Paul Wicker, who served as pastor of Holy Apostles Parish in Colorado Springs for more than 35 years, died May 31 at age 83. Paul Francis Wicker was born Oct. 21, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas, to Paul and Cleo Wicker. The family later moved from Wichita to Parsons, Kansas. From 1952-1956, he attended St. Francis Preparatory Seminary in Victoria, Kansas, which was run by the Capuchin Franciscan order. After he finished high school, t... READ MORE

Sister Charlotte Redpath, OSB

January 14, 1934 - April 20, 2021 
Be not lax in celebrating, be not lazy in the festive service of God. Be ablaze with enthusiasm. Let us be alive, burning offering before the altar of God! - Hildegard of Bingen Sister Charlotte (Dominic) Redpath, OSB died peacefully April 20, 2021. Her parents, Percy A. Redpath and Lena Horney, had nine children. Charlotte was their youngest, born on January 14, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was baptized Charlotte Marlene. Her family wa... READ MORE

Sister Mary Denis Bruck

January 25, 1918 - April 1, 2021 
Loretto Sister Mary Denis Bruck died April 1st at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. At the time of her death, she was, at age 103, the eldest member of the Loretto Community and in the 78th year of her commitment as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross. Sister Mary Denis is survived by two siblings, Betty and Helen Bruck, both of St. Charles, Mo. Preceding her in death were her parents and her siblings Margie Barber, Dorothy Clegg and Rosema... READ MORE

Father Eugene Arthur, SJ

February 2, 1936 - March 24, 2021 
Fr. E. Eugene Arthur, SJ, died March 24, 2021, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He was 85 years old, a Jesuit for 67 years and a priest for 54 years. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 2, 1936, to Edward D. and Anna Kovacic Arthur. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Irma Jane (Mrs. J.H.) Dent. His sister Frances (Mrs. F.A.) Vaughn died just days after he did, on March 28. He is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and numero... READ MORE

Sister Karen McCrory

October 28, 1946 - March 28, 2021 
Sister Karen McCrory, 74, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was born October 28, 1946 in Canon City, CO to Charles Lowell and Arletta Leona (Klepper) McCrory. She received her associate’s degree from Adams State College in 1971. Sister Karen followed the Lord’s call to the Sisters of St. Francis and entered as a candidate at Marycrest Convent in Denver on June 11, 1975. She p... READ MORE

Sister Elizabeth “Betty” McWilliams

February 13, 1936 - March 9, 2021 
Loretto Sr. Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (formerly Sr. Marian Francis) McWilliams died March 9, 2021 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 85 and in the 67th year of her life as a Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross. Sister Betty, was known for her hospice work and for forming one of United States' first medical ethics committees. Elizabeth Jane McWilliams was born Feb. 13, 1936 in Rockford, Illinois, the only child of Frances Marguerite... READ MORE

Sister Rita Moriarty, CSJ (S. Daniel Therese)

January 23, 1944 - February 18, 2021 
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Rita Moriarty who passed away on Feb. 18 at St. Andrew Hospice in Aurora, Colorado. She was 77 years of age. Sister Rita was born on January 23, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Daniel and Therese (Ryan) Moriarty. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1964 and was received into the novitiate in 1965 as Sister Daniel Therese. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social stud... READ MORE

Deacon Gilbert Rael

February 20, 1940 - January 14, 2021 
Deacon Gilbert Rael passed away on the 14th of January 2021. He was 80 years old. His diaconal ministry took him to Assumption Parish in Welby, CO, St. Augustine parish in Brighton, CO and St. Mark in Broomfield, CO. Afterwards, he moved to Great Bend, Kansas where he continued to minister as a Deacon. Gilbert Edward Rael was born on February 20, 1940 to Juan and Eleanor Rael in Brighton, Colorado. He spent most of his young life in Brig... READ MORE