Dorothy Ann Klingele, SP
Dec 6, 1925 – Oct 15, 2016
DOROTHY KLINGELE, SP
(Sister Mary Borgia)
Sister Dorothy Klingele, age 90, a Sister of Providence for 64 years, died October 15, 2016, at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, WA. Vigil Service: Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 7:00 PM, and Funeral Mass: Monday, October 24, 2016, at 11:00 AM, both at St. Joseph Residence, 4800 37th Avenue SW, Seattle. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, follows Mass and reception. Bonney-Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Klingele was born December 6, 1925 to Joseph Klingele and Agnes Chott, in Yakima, Washington, the first of 3 sisters. Dorothy attended grade school at St. Paul’s Catholic School, and high school at St. Joseph Academy, where she graduated in 1943 and was awarded a two-year scholarship to Providence College of Great Falls, Montana.
In 1945 Dorothy transferred to Seattle University (aka Seattle College), Seattle, Washington where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1947; an internship at Providence Hospital, Seattle in 1948; and in 1949 she became a registered medical technologist and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Seattle University. She received a Master of Science degree in Research-Biochemistry in 1963, and a Ph.D in Biology (Genetics) in 1968, both from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. In 1969 she served as post-doctoral resident in Human Genetics at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA; and in 1975 she was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Genetics from the University of Oregon Medical School, Portland.
Dorothy entered the Sisters of Providence in July 1951 in Seattle, WA. She became a novice in January 1952, professed first vows in July 1953, and also received the name Sister Mary Borgia. She professed final vows in July 1956.
Sister Dorothy began her ministry as a medical technology researcher in 1953 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (aka St. Vincent Hospital), Portland, OR; from 1969-72 she did research work at Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; then held various positions through 1975 in Washington at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane and Providence Heights, Issaquah; and Oregon Health Sciences (aka University of Oregon Medical School), Portland, OR.
At Fort Wright College in Spokane, WA, Sr. Dorothy held management positions in 1976, and from 1977-1980 she was a professor of Genetics and Bio-Chemistry. Beginning in 1981 she had numerous roles in administration, planning, data analysis, and mission leadership at Providence Regional Medical Center (aka Providence Hospital) in Everett, WA.
In 1983 Sr. Dorothy helped establish the Community Health Referral Center, organized the Board of Directors in 1984 and served as president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary during her nine-year tenure. She also served on several councils and boards: Snohomish County Council on Aging (1983-1989); City of Everett’s Senior Center Executive Advisory Board (1984-1990); and a member of the Board of Providence Hospital, Everett (1985-1994).
Sr. Dorothy published numerous medical science articles and received honors with her name being listed in the ‘Who’s Who in American Women’ and ‘American Men and Women of Science’ journals as a renowned publisher.
In December 2007 Sr. Dorothy retired and moved to St. Joseph Residence. Some of her pastimes in her lifetime were photography, hiking and traveling. While at St. Joseph Residence she enjoyed her favorite hobbies which were reading, music, church choir and sharing cherished time with her sisters, family and friends.
Sr. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Barbara Magladry and Catherine Carroll. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Edward Carroll, Yakima, WA; nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, 1801 Lind Avenue SW, #9016, Renton, WA 98057-9016.
To view Sr. Dorothy’s obituary and picture and to sign her memory book, please visit the website for Bonney-Watson Funeral Home at www.bonneywatson.com.
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