Sister Deanna Marie (Bernita) Carr, BVM, 79, died at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at 6:10 a.m.
Funeral Services were Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in the Marian Hall Chapel.
Sister Deanna was born on May 20, 1940, in Portland, Ore., to William and Lillian Messner Carr. She entered the BVM congregation on Aug. 2, 1959, from Christ the King Parish in Seattle. She professed first vows on Feb. 2, 1962, and final vows on July 16, 1967.
Sister Deanna ministered as pastoral administrator at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Parish in Stockett, Mont., and Holy Trinity Parish in Centerville, Mont.; lay ecclesial pastoral coordinator at St. Gabriel Parish in Port Orchard, Wash.; ministry outreach coordinator for the Diocese of Great Falls, Mont.; and pastoral life director for the Archdiocese of Seattle. She also was a secondary teacher at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul, Minn. She served as the director of the National Sisters Vocation Conference. She served the BVM community as director of associates, secretary to the president, assistant archivist, and archivist.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by sisters Bernadette (John) Hart, Seattle; Colleen (Mike) Wartelle, Everett, Wash.; and Judith (John) Downing, Seattle; niece(s); nephew(s); cousins, including Sister Kathleen Carr, BVM; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 60 years.Carr Deanna Marie.eulogy