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Sister Helene Francis Wilson C.S.J.


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Sister Helene Francis Wilson C.S.J. Obituary
September 1, 1941 - April 5, 2017 Wilson, Helene Francis, C.S.J., age 75, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Born September 1, 1941 in Los Angeles California, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1960. During her eighteen years of ministry in teaching, Helene's cohorts grew to love and respect her leadership and ability to shape Catholic students in the spirit of Vatican II. Following her years in education, Helene assumed several roles in administration including Carondelet Center. One could see her around the Center often with a hammer in her hand and a tool belt around her waist. Rumor had it that Helene could fix anything! She managed to balance her duties with amazing wisdom, stamina and good cheer. She gave meaning to "all of which woman is capable." In 1998, Helene was selected to Congregational leadership. Following her term in CLT, she remained in the St Louis Province for l8 years serving once more as a Jill of all trades. Helene always shared her many gifts with great generosity. Thank you, Helene, for your gift of self. She is survived by her brother John (Paula) Wilson, a niece Monica Groves and a nephew John Wilson. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:30PM with Funeral Mass at 6:30PM both at the Carondelet Center in Los Angeles. A Garden Nicheside service will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00AM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sister Helene F. Wilson may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Please visit the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 7, 2017
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