The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange bid farewell to one of their own, Sr. Jeannette Black, CSJ, who went home to God on September 1, at the age of 86.
Sister Jeannette Black was born on June 1, 1935, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Audrey and Herbert Black. In 1939 she and her family, which included her sister Barbara, moved to San Diego, CA. Sr. Jeannette was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange from elementary school through high school. Following her graduation from high school, Jeannette entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in 1953. Sr. Jeannette’s primary ministry was in the field of education. She taught in schools in San Francisco, Eureka and San Diego. In 1980 Sr. Jeannette received a master’s degree in Educational Counseling from the University of San Diego. After this, she worked as an elementary school counselor in San Diego, at both Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School and St. Patrick’s School.
Sr. Jeannette left the educational field in 2006 and, after a brief sabbatical, she became the Coordinator of Resident Services at the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Regina Residence. Sr. Jeannette was an avid sports fan, enjoyed reading and working on crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Her storytelling skills brought lots of joy and laughter and will be sorely missed. Due to the pandemic restrictions, funeral services were private.