Anne Varian Deuprey, SP

Jun 26, 1916 – May 22, 2015

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(Sister Rose)

Sister Anne V. Deuprey, age 98, a Sister of Providence for 70 years, died May 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, WA.  Vigil Service:  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00-PM and Funeral Mass:  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:00-AM, both at St. Joseph Residence, 4800 37th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA.  Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, WA, follows Mass and reception.  Bonney-Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sr. Anne was born June 26, 1916 to Hillyer Deuprey and Ella Daly, the oldest of three children, in Reno, Nevada.  She grew up in California and attended Beverly Hills High School before the family moved to Berkley, CA, where she enrolled at Mills College as a music student.  In 1938 Sr. Anne decided to redirect her life and chose nursing. In February of 1944 she graduated from Providence School of Nursing in Oakland.

On August 27, 1944 Sr. Anne entered the Sisters of Providence novitiate in Seattle, WA., and there professed first vows on February 28, 1946, and final vows on February 28, 1949.

In 1956 Sr. Anne received a bachelor’s degree in nursing; in 1969 she earned a master’s degree in religious education in the SUMORE program; both from Seattle University.

Her 30 years of ministry in nursing were in OREGON: Providence Medford Medical Center (was Sacred Heart Hospital); Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (was St. Vincent Hospital), Portland; in CALIFORNIA:  Providence Hospital, Oakland; and in WASHINGTON:  St. Joseph Hospital, Vancouver; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima; Providence Mt. St. Vincent, Seattle. 

She retired in 1984 to St. Joseph Residence in Seattle, WA, where she devoted her time to volunteering in pastoral ministry, hospice care, listening to music and enjoying life as a Sister of Providence.

Sr. Anne is preceded in death by her parents and sister Florence Whitten.   She is survived by her brother, Hillyer Deuprey, in San Diego, CA. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, 1801 Lind Avenue SW, #9016, Renton, WA  98057-9016.


greenbelt, MD
May 27, 2015

Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1;3,4)

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