September 13, 1942 ~ September 3, 2021
Born in: Topeka, Kansas
Resided in: Fremont, CA
Sister Judeana Davidson, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family for 60 years, died in the early morning on September 3, 2021 at the age of 78 at Washington Hospital in Fremont. Sister Judeana was born on September 13, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to California with her family in 1944. She entered the congregation from Saint Joseph’s Parish in Pinole on July 16, 1961, at the age of 19.
Sister Judeana first met the Holy Family Sisters when she had them for catechism as a child, and later as a teen when she helped them in teaching religion, Filling in as a substitute when her mother broke her leg. This experience of teaching children and helping the Sisters led to her dream of becoming a Sister and working in religious education.
Beginning as a catechist, and then as a former of catechists, Sister Judeana went on to serve in day home ministry and later as diocesan Director of Religious Education in Fresno. After leaving the Fresno area, she began and coordinated a Mission Outreach program with the Holy Family Sisters, to assist parishes in the Bay Area with their catechetical needs. From there, she went on to working in women’s spirituality and service on the Leadership Team for the Sisters.
Sister Judeana loved to write, and loved to pray and reflect on the wonders of God’s creation both in poetry and prose. She was one of the go-to people the Sisters called upon when planning prayer or wanting to publish an inspirational message. She was kind, gentle, giving and loving.
Because of the sheltering restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, a small gathering will be held to celebrate the Funeral Mass. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.