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Sr Peggy Detert
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1928
Death: Nov. 5, 2006

SISTER PEGGY DETERT, CSJ 1928 - 2006 Peggy Detert, CSJ died on November 5, 2006 at Regina Residence in Orange, CA. Most recently, Sister Peggy had been the Director of Mission Services for St. Joseph Health System-Humboldt, but her life had been one of educational and health care leadership in settings throughout California. Sister Peggy was born March 14, 1928 in San Diego, CA. She attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Elementary School and Our Lady of Peace Academy High School. She entered the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in 1949 after graduating from Dominican College. In the early 1950's Sister Peggy taught 7th and 8th grades at St. Emydius Elementary School, Lynwood and science at St. Bernard High School, Eureka. Sister Peggy earned a doctorate in history from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and became part of the founding faculty of St. Joseph College, Orange. As teacher and Academic Dean of the College, Sister Peggy had immense influence on the young women who joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in the 1960's. Sister Peggy was an important part of the conversation that led to St. Joseph College becoming affiliated with Marymount College and, then, with Loyola Marymount University. Sister Peggy taught European history at LMU from 1977-79. Sister Peggy was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph General Council (Leadership Team) from 1969-1977. In this role, Sister Peggy helped to shape the Congregation's education ministry. She continued as Dean of St. Joseph College and she oversaw the implementation of a major study of the schools owned and staffed by the Congregation. Sister Peggy was an integral part of the establishment of St. Joseph Health System. She was part of the Congregational discussions that resulted in the decision to form the System and she was a member of the inaugural System board that selected the first CEO. She forged relationships with the first lay board members and with the first generation of System leaders. From 1970-2000, Sister Peggy served on boards of various hospitals within St. Joseph Health System. In 1980, Sister Peggy was an administrative intern at St. Jude Medical Center while she completed a Health Care Management Certificate at UCLA. She was the Director of Philosophy Education in the St. Joseph Health System Office from 1987-1989 and Director of Mission Services at Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa, from 1987-1989 and at St. Joseph Health System, Humboldt, from 1989 to 2005. To all her ministries, Sister Peggy brought clarity of thought, excellent analytical and writing skills and a commitment to the mission and values of Catholic education and healthcare. Sister Peggy was pre-deceased by her brother, Earl G. Detert. She is survived by her brother, Francis L. Detert of San Leandro; her sister, Miriam A. Detert of San Rafael; nephews, Marc Detert and David Detert; niece, Melissa Redmond and her religious community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Prayer Service and Funeral were held on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in Sacred Heart Chapel, Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, 480 S. Batavia, Orange, CA 92868. Internment was on Thursday, November 8, 2006 at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 2700 Dolbeer St., Eureka, CA 95501-4799. Arrangements were handled by Brown's Colonial Mortuary, Santa Ana. Published in the Oakland Tribune on 11/10/2006.
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
Orange County
California, USA
Created by: Dana Kime
Record added: Feb 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17796617
Sr Peggy Detert
Added by: Lloyd Cunningham
Sr Peggy Detert
Added by: Lloyd Cunningham
Sr Peggy Detert
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Rest in peace
- Dana Kime
 Added: Feb. 3, 2007

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