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Sister Ramona Bascom, OP
April 19th, 2016

Sister Ramona Bascom, a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose for 60 years, died April 6. She was 80.

She grew up on Catalina Island and entered the Dominican Sisters in 1954 earning an undergraduate degree in English from Queen of the Holy Rosary College, a graduate degree in English from Holy Names University and a counseling degree and credential from Loyola Marymont University.

Sister Ramona ministered for 48 years as teacher, principal and counselor in Catholic schools in Southern California.

Recently she was involved with the Catholic Community at Stanford University, and was a board member for the Dominican Sisters’ Center for Education and Spirituality.

“A person who cared genuinely for others, she always had time and insights to share. She seemed to know what a person needed,” the Dominican Sisters said in a statement.

Funeral liturgy was celebrated April 13 at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in Fremont.

Remembrances may be made to Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, 43600 Mission Circle, Fremont, CA 94539.

From April 21, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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