Sister Pat Larson, SNJM

(Sister Campion Mary)

January 18, 1929 – October 28, 2019

Sister Patricia Larson, SNJM departed this life on October 28, 2019 at South Hill Village, Spokane, Washington.

Sister Pat celebrated 90 years of life and 70 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at South Hill Village, 3117 E. Chaser Lane, Spokane, Washington.

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

 Sister Patricia Larson, SNJM

Sister Campion Mary

January 18, 1929 – October 28, 2019

Patricia Ann Larson, a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died early the morning of October 28, 2019, at Memory Care, South Hill Village in Spokane.  On January 18, 1929, Patricia was born into the family of Albin and Anna (Divine) Larson in Spokane, Washington.  The youngest of their seven children, Patricia enjoyed the solidity of her entire grade 1through 12 education at Seattle’s Immaculate Conception elementary and high school. 

Sr. Pat entered the novitiate at Marylhurst, OR in January of 1948.  Known in religion as Sr. Campion Mary, she made her final profession in August 1954.

In August of this year, Sr. Pat celebrated 70 years as a Sister of the Holy Names.  From 1950 until her retirement in 1996, Sr. Pat taught and served as principal or vice-principal in a variety of parish elementary schools in Washington and Oregon.  After retirement, she served on the Intercommunity Housing Board and engaged in volunteer work in Everett while living at St. Mary Magdalen Convent.  She moved to the Convent of the Holy Names (Spokane) in 2007.   With her sense of humor and her desire to create meaning and beauty through art, she excelled as teacher and community member.  She wrote in an autobiographical sketch that “the icing on the cake” was the year she spent in Lesotho with other SNJM missionary Sisters. 

Sister Pat is survived by her religious community, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, her six siblings and their spouses. 

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 2, at 11:00 AM at South Hill Village, 3117 E Chaser Lane, Spokane.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 5915 S Regal Suite 308, Spokane, WA 99223.