Sr. Elizabeth Welter, BVM, who taught at multiple diocese schools, dies at 93

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Sr. Elizabeth Welter, BVM

Born: Sept. 5, 1922 in Chicago
First Vows: Aug. 15, 1941
First Vows: Aug. 15, 1946
Died: Aug. 13, 2016

Service in the Diocese of Phoenix
1947-50: Teacher at Francis Xavier School
1950-57: Teacher at Agnes School
1957-58: Teacher at Matthew School
1958-61: Teacher at Francis Xavier School
1967-81: Teacher and registrar at Xavier College Preparatory

Memorials: Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Dr., Dubuque, Iowa, 52003

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Sister Elizabeth Welter, BVM (Prudentia), 93, died Aug. 13, 2016, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dubuque.

In the Diocese of Phoenix, Sr. Elizabeth taught elementary school and secondary school at St. Francis Xavier School, St. Agnes School, St. Matthew School and Xavier College Preparatory, all in Phoenix.

“She was a sensitive, caring, well-prepared, excellent math teacher,” said Sr. Joan Fitzgerald who worked with Sr. Elizabeth at Xavier.

She was born in Chicago on Sept. 5, 1922, to John and Elizabeth (Ries) Welter. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feb. 2, 1939, and professed first vows on Aug. 15, 1941, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1946.

She also taught elementary and secondary school in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Burbank and Tujunga, California. She also served in various office positions in Mission Hills and North Hollywood, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a sister, Mary Josephine Tanner, Palm Desert, California; nieces; and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with whom she shared life for 77 years.

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