Aston, PA—Sister Jacqueline Christian, OSF, 80, (formerly Sister Andrew Marie) died in Taylor Hospital on August 4. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 57 years. Sister Jacqueline was born in Aberdeen, Washington. She entered the congregation in 1957 and professed her first vows in 1959. She studied nursing at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Tacoma, Washington, where she became an RN. She later earned a BS in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Sister Jacqueline ministered in the Diocese of Baker for 43 years. She worked in St. Joseph Hospital in La Grande and at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker. During her 23 years at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Sister Jacqueline initially worked as a nurse and, for many years, served in medical records.
During her years in the Diocese of Spokane, Sister Jacqueline ministered at Kairos House of Prayer where she engaged in retreat work.
Additional ministry experience took Sister Jacqueline to both Tacoma, Washington, and to Portland, Oregon. In 2014 she moved to Pennsylvania where she served in prayer ministry at Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence in Aston.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Wednesday, August 10. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Jacqueline is survived by her brother, Richard Christian, a sister, Carol Elliott, her nieces and nephews, 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.