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September 19, 1943 to January 17, 2022 - Sister Ann Marie Lustig, OP (Mary Laura) died peacefully at St. Joseph Residence in Seattle on January 17, 2022.

Sister Ann Marie Lustig, OP (Mary Laura) died peacefully at St. Joseph Residence in Seattle on January 17, 2022.

Sister Ann Marie entered the Dominican novitiate in 1961 and made her final profession in 1968. She attended Seattle University, College of Sister Formation and received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in 1968; her Master of Arts in Theology from St. Mary's College, Moraga, Calif. in 1978, and her Master of Arts in Administration and Curriculum from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash. in 1987.

Following a number of years in elementary and secondary education, Sister Ann Marie began over 35 years of ministry with the Christian Brothers. First at the Christian Brothers Retreat House in St. Helena, Calif. followed by teaching and administration in Lasalle schools in Pasadena, Calif., Milwaukie, Ore. and Yakima, Wash.

Sister Ann Marie was a dedicated teacher, author, curriculum developer and counselor. She loved working with young people sharing with them her passion for social justice and the Good News of the Gospel. She received many awards for excellence in teaching and in 1988 she was named the Lasallian Educator of the Year by the district of San Francisco.

In 2008 she was honored by the Christian Brothers with a letter of Affiliation bestowing on her the title of Affiliate.

In 2011 she was elected to the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters and served in this position until 2018.

A celebration of Sister Ann Marie's life will take place February 8, at 11:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Burien, WA. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund at 935 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402 or to Sister Ann Marie Scholarship Fund, Lasalle High School, 3000 Lightning Way, Union Gap, WA 98903

For the full obituary go to www.GaffneyCares.com.

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