March 13, 1921 ~ June 7, 2018
Sister M. Jeanne Creager, SHF
March 13, 1921 - June 7, 2018
Sister M. Jeanne Creager, SHF, died peacefully at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Fremont on June 7, 2018, at the age of 97. She was born Helen Jeanne Creager on March 13, 1921, in Edna, California, and entered the Sisters of the Holy Family from St. Mary’s Parish in Sanger, California, on January 21, 1945, at the age of 23. She was given the name Sister M. Thomas, which she kept until 1980 when she chose to return to her baptismal name.
Sister Jeanne served in catechetical ministry as principal and teacher, in day homes, parish and community ministry in parishes in the dioceses of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fresno, Alameda, San Jose and Monterey. In 1999 she came to the Motherhouse in Fremont, where she remained in community ministry and volunteer ministry, until her retirement and death.
Sister Jeanne enjoyed cooking, painting and sewing. Some of her artwork was exhibited as part of art projects conducted by On Lok Lifeways in Fremont.
The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sisters of the Holy Family Oratory. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.