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 Louise Meyer

Louise Meyer

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 14 Dec 2008 (aged 101)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 32237129 · View Source
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'Sister Clare' AUGUSTA, Ga. - Louise Meyer, also known as Sister Clare, age 101, died peacefully at the Convent of St. Helena, on Sunday, December 14, 2008. A Requiem Mass will be held at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 12:15 P.M. A Eucharistic Celebration of Life and Interment will be held at the Convent of St. Helena on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception. Clare was born in New Orleans on November 27, 1907, the daughter of the late Paul Meyer and May Pierpiont. Clare was a pioneer for women, earning a Master's Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in 1930. She was a sister in the Order of St. Helena from 1953 until 2000 and was one of the founding sisters of the convent in Augusta in 1962. She actively participated in the cause of social justice, standing up boldly against the wrongs of racism during the Civil Rights movement. She also served as the guest sister at both the Augusta and Vails Gate convents, and also as sister for Associates, welcoming people from all walks of life to share in the sisters' life and ministry, never turning anyone away because of their race, background, religious belief (or lack thereof), ability to pay or anything else. In her late years she was a volunteer in the Pastorial Care Department of St. Joseph's Hospital, offering comfort and solace to countless people waiting for their loved ones undergoing surgery. She is known and loved by women, men and children all over the City of Augusta and far beyond. Although she lived in Augusta for 50 years, she never lost her love for New Orleans and all things related to her native heritage. On her 100th birthday in 2007 Mayor Deke Copenhaver declared November 27 officially as 'Sister Clare Day'. A sculpture in her honor, 'Clare Fern' was unveiled on the convent grounds as a further celebration of her 100 years. Surviving family members include two sisters, Mrs. Roger (Connie) Way of Sewanee, TN and Mrs. Cameron (Peedee) Gamble of New Orleans, numerous nieces and nephews, and her godson, Eben Engler. Serving as Pallbearers will be Eben Engler, Dr. Harold 'Chubby' Engler, L. Phillip Christman, Al Jackson, Joe Murdoch, Chuck Baldwin and members of the Order of St. Helena. Memorials may be sent to the Convent of St. Helena, 3042 Eagle Drive, Augusta, GA 30906. Chance & Hydrick


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  • Created by: Gods Special Angel
  • Added: 17 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32237129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Meyer (27 Nov 1907–14 Dec 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32237129, citing Convent of Saint Helena Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Gods Special Angel (contributor 46919795) .