Sister Claire

August 14, 1925 ~ June 19, 2022

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

Sister Claire Latham, C.S.J. age 96, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at St. John of God Care Center in Los Angeles, California, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since September 7, 1943.

A native San Franciscan, Sister Claire was born August 14, 1925, the sixth of twelve children. Sister began her years in education and administration at St. Joseph Children’s Home in Culdesac, Idaho. After serving 38 years in teaching and administration, she was appointed to the Diocesan Office of Education in Portland, Oregon. In 1990, Sister attended the Weston School of Theology. At this time her awareness of justice issues was raised. Claire found liberation in the Vatican II Documents, and in Scripture study.

Those who knew Claire enjoyed her sense of humor and playfulness. She was strong, dignified and determined and had a great love of teaching and learning. She was thoughtful and hard-working, a person who preferred to stay at home unless there was a family gathering.

She is survived by her brothers Tom Latham and his wife Eva and Ray Latham and his wife Claire and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Carondelet Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm. A link will be available on Tuesday July 26, 2022, by contracting  Interment will be held Tuesday July 26, 2022 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Donations in memory of Sister Claire Latham may be sent to:  Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA  90049.

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