Sister Anne Bernadette

November 21, 1923 ~ December 15, 2022

Born in: San Diego, California
Resided in: Los Angeles , California

Born in San Diego, Elizabeth Jane Stead came from a family with eight children. She was able to remain very close to her seven siblings and their families throughout her life.

She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on a Friday in 1942 and found herself teaching in an elementary school the following Monday. For over 53 years she ministered as a teacher and, at times, assistant principal. Fifteen schools benefitted from her expertise in grades 1-8, from California to Hawaii.

Sister loved to cook and bake. All her hobbies benefited others, in small and great ways.

In 2010 Sister came to live at Carondelet Center as a very active retired sister. In her spare time, she helped her family members with their needs and assisted those who became ill.

Approaching the age of 100 years, her generous life reminds us to be all of which woman is capable, at any age, in any setting. Her community spirit, prayerfulness, good humor and everyday common sense will be greatly missed.

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