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Lady Of The Valley Cemetery
Ward, Stevens County, Washington

Lat: 48° 36' 13"N, Lon: 118° 01' 37"W
T36N R38E Section 21

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Jan 31, 1999, last edited Jan 21, 2007 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 20.

Lady of the Valley Cemetery was a part of a former Dominican Convent, located across the road from the old Saint Francis Regis Mission. Lady of the Valley is situated directly behind the Convent, which no longer exists, but some of the old buildings are still there. It is located about 2 miles east of Kettle Falls, in what used to be the community of Ward, on the south side of Hwy 395.

Vicki Morris and I visited this cemetery Aug 14, 2000, and found it to be in excellent condition. It is now a part of, "My Parent's Estate Bed & Breakfast." One has to obtain permission to enter the cemetery, which is quite beautiful and very well taken care of. Every headstone listed below is still there, and only a few are getting hard to read. I have not discovered if there were others buried here, besides these 20, which I have digital photos of.

I compared my work with the transcriptions of Mary Richards, found in the NEWash Genealogical book #3, "Rural Area Cemeteries of Stevens County, WA." Much thanks to her work. Another source of information was from the EWGS 1976 edition of Stevens County Tombstone inscriptions copied by Belva Pederson May 27, 1975

(According to Sister Judith at Holy Cross the Dominican Sisters had all of the burials in this cemetery dug up and removed to Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane WA, along with all the headstones in October 2012.)

- Maggie Rail

Baumstark, Sister Mary Adelberta, O.P., b. 1906, d. 1943
Boulet, Sister Mary Elizabeth, O.P., b. Nov 26, 1901, d. Apr 26, 1965, b. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, d/o Joseph and Rose Garott Boulet, res. Conrad, Mt, St Mary's Convent Hospital as a bookkeeper
Carroll, Sister Mary Ann, O.P., b. 1884, d. 1965
Croh, Mother Mary Bonaventure, OP, b. 1877, d. 1942, Foundress
Dietz, Mother Mary Seraphica, O.P., b. 1877, d. 1967
Fichter, Sister Mary Yolanda, O.P., b. 1920, d. 1960
Freyland, Sister Mary Rhabana, O.P., b. 1893 Germany, d. Nov 04, 1951, 58yr old, residence 22 yrs Helena Mt.
Gerhardt, Sister Mary Cecilia, O.P., b. 1932, d. 1964
Hatfield, Sister Cecelia Maud, O.P., Tertiary, b. 1875 Cleveland, Ohio, d. Feb 23, 1944, age-68yr 10mo 28da, Music teacher
Joerg, Sister Mary Klodia, O.P., b. May 01, 1896, d. May 08, 1958, b. Germany
Kuhn, Sister Mary Agnita, O.P., b. Aug 22, 1917, d. Jul 02, 1954, b. Germany, d/o Fred Kuhn & Rose Lotz, res. Colville 17yr
Lang, Sister Aquilna, O.P., b. 1890, d.1942
Mathieu, Sister Mary Virginia, O.P., b. 1883, d. Dec 24, 1946 in Helena Mt, resided in Colville 17 years
Mayer, Sister Walburgis, O.P., b. 1885, d. 1946
Meyer, Sister Mary Matrona, O.P., b. May 10, 1885, d. May 05, 1965, b. Palatinat, Germany, d/o Maria Eva Lechnir and August Meyer, resided 17 yr in Tonasket, seamstress
Poetz, Mother Mary Belina, O.P., b. Apr 14, 1888, d. Apr 19, 1965, b. Greensville, South Carolina, d/o Adolf Poetz & Margaret Hass, Grandmother from Speyer, Germany, resided for 30 years at Kettle Falls Convent.
Riedmiller, Sister Mary Rose Francis, O.P., b. 1884, d. 1948
Schmitt, Sister Mary Hedwig, O.P., b. Sept 1916 Germany, d. Feb 14, 1956, d/o Phillip Schmitt and Elizabeth Hicks
Stalter, Mother Mary Arsenia, O.P., b. Jan 30, 1888 St Ingbert Saar, d. Jun 22, 1954, d/o Wilhelm Stalter and Maria Wagner, Provincial 1943-1949
Zimmerman, Sister Mary Alexander Barbara, O.P., b. 1878 Bellingshausen, Bavaria, d. Sep 02, 1942, d/o Barbara Schleier and Johann Zimmerman, 64y 6m 21d, First burial in this cemetery.

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