2015 Golden Jubilarians

Rosalie Anderson, SNJM

Agnes Bachmeier, SNJM

Mary Becker, SNJM

Roberta Carson, SNJM

Mary Ann Dunn, SNJM

June Kearney, SNJM

Shirley Krueger, SNJM

Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM

Lydia Nikolaisen, SNJM

Linda Orrick, SNJM

Teresa Shields, SNJM

Agnes Bachmeier, SNJM

I was born in Silverton, Oregon and am the oldest of six children born to Jacob and Bertha Bachmeier. I attended grade school at St. John the Baptist School in Milwaukie, Oregon. Then my family moved to Salem where I attended St. Vincent’s grade school. It was there that I met the Holy Names Sisters. The Sisters also taught me at Sacred Heart Academy in Salem. After high school, I entered the Holy Names novitiate at Marylhurst, Oregon, studied at and graduated from Marylhurst College.

After completing my studies, I taught high school home economics for sixteen years in both Salem and Eugene. Later in Eugene, I worked for 24 years at the Relief Nursery where I was a teacher-interventionist with the “little ones” and low-income single parents. My responsibilities included monthly visits to the students’ homes. During my visits I supported parents in getting food, clothing, and heat. I helped the parents get referrals for speech therapy and/or counseling for their children and referred the parents to the Nursery’s drug and alcohol program. Currently, I continue to work at the Relief Nursery, but now as a volunteer.

I am grateful for the love and support of my family, friends and community during these past fifty years.