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Sr Marietta (Helen) Coyle

Sr Marietta (Helen) Coyle

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 25 Jan 1986 (aged 77)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Burial Marylhurst, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Plot South Side, Row 10, Plot 20
Memorial ID 49441582 · View Source
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Sister Marietta (Nee Helen Coyle). Member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM).

Oregonian, Tuesday, 28 January 1986:

Funeral Mass for Sister Marietta Coyle, a former teacher at St. Mary's Academy and Holy Redeemer Grade School in Portland, will be Tuesday in Spokane, where she died Sunday. Concluding service will be at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Convent of the Holy Names at Marylhurst.

Born March 27, 1908, in Portland, Sister Marietta attended St. Agatha and St. Ignatius grade schools. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1926, the same year she entered the community of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at Marylhurst. She graduated from Marylhurst College and earned a doctorate in music at the University of Montreal.

She taught music at St. Mary's Academy 1941-50 and later in Seattle and Spokane. She directed the Spokane Symphonic Chorale for several years and was director of the Manito United Methodist Choir in Spokane. She served as adjudicator for Northwest operatic competitions for the San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera and was the author of a book, "Singing the Liturgy."

She is survived by two sisters, Sister Patricia Maria Coyle of Marylhurst, and Sister M. Helen Ann Coyle of Spokane, both members of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary; and one brother, Edward A. Coyle, San Jose, Calif.

Burial will be in the convent cemetery at Marylhurst.


Sister Marietta
Helen Coyle
Mar. 27, 1908
Jan. 25, 1986




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