Aston, PA-Sister Henry Wyatt, OSF, 78, died in Tacoma, Washington, on March 2. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 61 years. Sister Henry (Louise Wyatt) was born in Corona, California, where she was a member of St. Edward Parish. Following her entrance into the congregation in 1949, she completed her high school education at St. Joseph High School in Pendleton, Oregon. She later earned a B.A. in Art from the University of San Diego. Sister Henry ministered in elementary education, child care, and hospice care.
Sister Henry ministered in the Archdiocese of Seattle for 25 years. She served in child care at St. Ann Home in Tacoma and as a hospice volunteer at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. Since 2005 she lived at St. Marguerite Convent where she volunteered and served in local house ministry.
Sister Henry’s 11 years of ministry in the Diocese of Spokane included teaching at St. Charles School and caring for the children at St. Ann Home.
Sister Henry also ministered for a number of years in various dioceses in California. During her nine years in the Diocese of San Diego, she taught at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. She also taught for nine years at St. John School in Wasco in the Diocese of Fresno. During the two years she served as a caregiver for a family member in the Diocese of San Bernardino, she also served as a teacher aide at St. Thomas School in Riverside.
The viewing for Sister Henry will be held in St. Ann Convent Chapel in Tacoma at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 7, at 12:10 P.M. in St. Leo Church in Tacoma. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Sister Henry is survived by a niece, a nephew, grandnieces, grandnephews, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.