Sister Marjorie Wakelin, SHF
Sister Marjorie Wakelin, who was also known by her religious name Sister Eucharista, died after a long illness Sept. 27 at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Fremont. She was 86.
Sister Wakelin was born in Santa Barbara, and joined the Sisters of the Holy Family from the Cathedral of St. Mary in San Francisco at the age of 18 in July 1949. She served in the field of religious education in various parishes in the archdioceses of San Francisco and Los Angeles. She was pastoral associate at St. Timothy Parish in San Mateo from 1991-2002. From 1983-1988 she served as executive director for the Northern California branch of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).
Sister Wakelin's life reflected her passion about justice for the poor, which she lived through her work at ICCR as well as through her ministry in parish work and life in her community. As pastoral associate she also worked with the dying and wrote in a reflection on life, death and dying in 2006: "I have always loved color and music and dance. Because of this, I await the color, music and dance of the heavenly kingdom, where union with my spouse will be fully realized."
Sister Wakelin requested cremation. Her funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Sisters of the Holy Family, P.O. Box 3248, Fremont, CA 94539.
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