Sister Donna Marie Crochet
1944 - 2018
(Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 28, 2018)
FORT WORTH -- Sister Donna Marie Crochet, a Sister of St. Mary of Namur, died on Friday, January 26, 2018. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. A Wake Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole.
Sister Donna Marie was born in Houston, on October 24, 1944, to Romeil and Jimmie Love Crochet. She attended Resurrection Catholic School where she met the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur. Sister Donna Marie entered the order in 1963. She obtained a BA in English at Our Lady of Victory College and studied further at TWU in Fort Worth and Dominican College in Houston. She taught primary grades in Sisters of Saint Mary Schools in Fort Worth, Houston and Dallas.
The longest service she gave was to St. Cecilia School in Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood, teaching kindergarten and then four year olds for 30 years. In 2014 Sister Donna Marie returned to Fort Worth to assist in the coordination of Our Lady of Victory Center. Sister also served on Provincial and Local House Councils in Fort Worth, and on the Saint Cecilia School Board. SURVIVORS: Sister Donna Marie is survived by family members and the Sisters of her religious community as well as many friends with whom she formed happy, peaceful communities. Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 28, 2018