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Providence Associate obituaries summer 2017

Heather Marie Tetzlaff Smith

Dec 18, 1969 – Jan. 21, 2017
Providence Associate Heather Marie Tetzlaff Smith of South Bend, Indiana, died Jan. 21, 2017. She was 47 years old. Heather was a 1992 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and was self proclaimed “Saint Mother Theodore’s biggest fan.”



Charlotte A. (Moore) Norris

July 17, 1930 – Feb. 21, 2017
Providence Associate Charlotte A. (Moore) Norris of Terre Haute, Indiana, died Feb. 21, 2017. She was 87. A 1986 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Charlotte served as the Sisters of Providence volunteer organist in the Church of the Immaculate Conception from 1994 to 2017.



Mary Ellen Fox

March 17, 1934 – Dec. 1, 2016
Providence Associate Mary Ellen Fox of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Dec. 1, 2016, at age 82. A friend of the Sisters of Providence since high school, Mary Ellen became a Providence Associate in 2007, the first year it was offered. She was known for her musical abilities and instructed others in voice.



(Originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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