Sister Miriam

May 27, 1920 ~ September 2, 2021

Born in: Fullerton, California
Resided in: Los Angeles, California

Sister Miriam Clare Burkett, C.S.J., age 101, passed away on Thursday September 2, 2021 at St. John of God Retirement Center in Los Angeles, CA. Born May 27, 1920 in Fullerton California, was a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since August 15, 1945.

Sister Miriam Clare, a woman of gentleness, peace and joy, served for 35 years in the hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph as an OB nurse and helped bring many babies into the world. She served ten years in pastoral care as a Hospital Chaplain. In her senior years she served eight years as an ombudsman for the city of Tucson.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Sara Rice and Jo Ann Rogers and is survived by nieces Susan Rice and Tracy Rogers.

When service dates are set, they will be listed on the website of the mortuary, Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions – Rice Center,

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


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