Sister Nancy O’Reilly, OP 07/11/1929 to 05/07/2020

Sister Nancy O’Reilly, OP (Mary Clement), a Tacoma Dominican Sister, died peacefully in Tacoma. WA on May 7, 2020. She was a native of County Galway, Ireland. Following her profession of vows, Sister Nancy served as teacher, pastoral associate and health care worker in several dioceses including Seattle, WA; San Bernardino and San Diego, CA; and St. Augustine, Florida. Because of COVID19 restrictions, there was a private burial with the Tacoma Dominican Community on August 19 and a Memorial Mass at St. Francis of Assisi, Burien on October 5, 2020.

Herman Wilken

Herman was born on November 4, 1937 to Carl and Caroline (Lassle) Wilken in Glendive, MT. He attended and graduated from Glendive High School in 1955. He joined the Air Force in 1955 and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT. He grew up on a large family farm where he learned his hard work ethics and his amazing tinkering ability of being able to fix and make things out of what was available. He loved anything with an engine but especially 1950 and 1960 automobiles, his preference being “Hot Rod Mopars”.

Gayle (Bennett) Loredo. 
January 18, 1961 - September 18, 2020

Gayle passed away peacefully at home in Live Oak, CA surrounded by love. Gayle Lynn was the second daughter to surviving parents, Gary and Mary Bennett of West Seattle. She graduated from West Seattle High in 1979, and SPU in 1986. She worked as a Registered Dietician and Diabetes Educator in Northern California. On September 17, 1988 she married Michael Loredo, just celebrating 32 years of marriage. 

Monica Stenberg

Monica was born Monica Eklöf on October 2, 1944 in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She grew up there with her mother and her two younger sisters. During the summers they moved out to their mother’s family home in a small fishing village on the island of Mollösund off Sweden’s West Coast.


Joy M. Farrell (Jakey) 1931-2020


Joy M. Farrell (Jakey) died from complications due to Alzheimer’s and dementia on August 24, 2020, age 89, while residing at the Beehive Retirement and Assisted Living Community in McCleary, WA. She was born June 7, 1931 in Lewiston, ID. Joy spent her younger years in Asotin and Yakima, WA before moving to the Normandy Park, WA area. She graduated from Highline High School in 1949 where her father also taught. In the 1990’s she moved to Montesano, WA from Morton, WA to be near her daughters and grandchildren. 

Recent Articles