In Memoriam


Tonight we remember a woman of deep generosity with a heartfelt desire to serve those on the margins. She was a woman of faith who modeled this for family and friends, urging every person she met to challenge themselves to being a better person each day.

With this, Sister Mary Soher, Mission Prioress of the Catherine of Siena Mission Chapter, began the wake service for Sister Julie Hyer – which happened to fall, Sister Mary noted, on the fifty-fifth anniversary of Sister Julie’s reception as a novice.

In the course of those fifty-five years, Sister Julie had served the Congregation and the wider world in many ways: assistant director of medical records at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Detroit; Director of Medical Records and later Vice President of Medical Services at Samaritan Health Center, Detroit; President and CEO of Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital; Santa Cruz, California; President and Administrator of Salud Para La Gente, Watsonville, California; Administrator on the Congregation’s General Council; one of the first trustees of the Congregation’s Camilla Madden Charitable Trust; and much more.

Sister Julie’s journey through life began on June 23, 1948, in New York City. She was the third child of four born to Warren and Ann (Lehosky) Hyer, following Warren Jr. and Marianne and before Gregory.

Read more about Sister Julie (PDF)

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI, 49221. 



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