Sister Deborah Marie (Betty) Butcher, O.P. died on June 21, 2019 in Glendale, CA. She was 79 years old and professed for 59 years as a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose.
Sister Deborah Marie was born on October 30, 1939 to Dan E. and Bette Butcher in Monterey Park, CA. In 1959 she entered the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose whom she met while attending Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Canada. She taught elementary grades at St. William School, Los Altos, CA; Sacred Heart Elementary School and St. Francis X. Cabrini School, Los Angeles; and St. Joseph School, Mission San Jose. She served as secretary of the Dominican Sisters Education Department, sacristan at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse, Fremont, CA, and provided technology support, graphic designservice and photography to Congregational and school site ministries for many years.
The funeral Mass for Sister Deborah Marie will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at 11:15 a.m. at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont, CA 94539. Burial will follow at God’s Acre located on the Motherhouse grounds.