Sister Victoria Ann Adlum, SNJM

(Jacqueline Louis Adlum)

April 20, 1929 – January 4, 2019

Sister Victoria Ann Adlum, SNJM departed this life on January 4, 2019 at Hospice of Spokane Hospice House, Spokane, Washington.

Sister Victoria celebrated 89 years of life and 68 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at South Hill Village, 3117 E Chaser Ln., Spokane, Washington.

Burial took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Washington.

Sister Victoria Ann Adlum, SNJM

Jacqueline Lois Adlum

April 20, 1929 – January 4, 2019

Victoria Ann Adlum, Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died peacefully Friday, January 4, 2019, at Hospice of Spokane, Hospice House. Sr. Vickie was born Jacqueline Lois to Joseph D. Adlum and Victoria Geroaker Adlum on April 20, 1929, in Pasadena, California. Upon reaching school age, the family moved to North Bend, WA, where she attended public schools before moving to Seattle. In Seattle, she attended Immaculate Conception School from sixth grade through high school. And, it was here she met what were to become life-long friends and sisters in religion.

Sr. Victoria Ann entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at Marylhurst, OR, in January 1948 and pronounced First Vows two years later while attending Marylhurst College, from which she received her B.S. in Elementary Education. Her teaching career included assignments in Everett, Portland and Seattle.  In 1967, because of the onset of MS, she was the first to move into the newly completed Convent of the Holy Names on Ft. George Wright Drive in Spokane; here she spent the next 7 years in the Care Center. Determined to walk again, Sr. Vickie prevailed and in time returned to active ministry at Holy Family, Auburn and St. Mary Magdalen School, Everett.  Her return to Everett began a 16 year period of ministry as librarian, volunteer and beloved friend of SNJM Associates. In 2007, and with the closure of St. Mary Magdalen Convent, Sr. Vickie returned to the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane. Her love of liturgy and her artistic eye made her the perfect sacristan; a duty she continued even with the move to Harbor Crest [now known as South Hill Village]. Sr. Vickie was the first to move into the Convent of the Holy Names when it opened in 1967, and she volunteered to be the first to move from the Covent in November 2013, following the sale of the building to Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington.  The move to Harbor Crest opened a new avenue of ministry for Sr. Vickie. She welcomed the opportunity to be among the other residents, engaging them, learning their stories while sharing her quiet and gentle faith with all she met.

Sr. Victoria Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph D. Adlum and Victoria Geroaker Adlum, her infant twin sister, Virginia Lee Adlum and half-brother Merle D. Adlum. Sr. Vickie is survived by an extended family and numerous friends with whom she remained close to over the years, her religious community, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and the community of residents and staff at South Hill Village.

Funeral Mass and Reception will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 10:00 AM at South Hill Village [3117 E Chaser Lane, Spokane]. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, January 14, at 2:00 PM.

Sister M. Victoria Ann Adlum died January 4, 2019, in Spokane, WA. Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224.