Irene Cecilia Greek a.k.a. Sister Mary Colette Greek, O.P.
Irene and Carletta, Princeton, Indiana, 1909.
Irene (L) and Carletta (R) and Grandparents, John Henry and Mary Elizabeth Greek (holding Clarence), in Moreno, Riverside, CA. Circa Oct 1911.
Irene and Grandpa John Henry in Moreno, Riverside, CA. Circa 1911.
Greek family - summer 1912.
L to R: Carletta, Claude, Clarence, Mayme (holding Alice), Irene.
Carletta, Clarence and Irene circa late 1912
Greek children, Early 1914.
L to R: Clarence, Carletta, Alice, Irene.
Greek family in Highgrove, Riverside, CA, circa 1915.
Adults-L to R: Charles, Claude, Mayme, Mont, Effie, Rose, Margaret (Sheridan) Johnson, Dave.
Children-L to R:Alice, Ralph, Clarence, Irene, Carletta with Charlie.
Charles, Mont and Dave are Claude's brothers. Effie is Mont's wife, Rose is Dave's wife and Maggie (Sheridan) is Mayme's sister.
Ralph is Dave and Rose's son and Charlie is Mont and Effie's son.
Irene. First Communion, 1916.
Irene and Carletta circa 1916.
Irene (L) and Carletta(R) with Aunt Rose and cousin Ralph circa 1917.
The Greek children at an outing in 1917 (most likely, Fairmount Park in Riverside). L to R: Carletta holding Ray, Alice, and Irene.
The Greek children at their home in Highgrove (Riverside), CA, circa early 1918. L to R: Clarence, Carletta, Ray, Irene, Alice.
The Greek family circa April 1919. L to R: Irene, Carletta, Ray, Mayme,Dickie, Clarence, Claude.
(Alice was in the hospital.)
Irene 8th grade graduation. June, 1922.
The Greek family circa June 1923. L to R: Clarence, Ray, Colette,
Alice,Claude, Mayme (holding Bill) Irene, Rolly. Irene had just finished her freshman year at St Francis de Sales High School in Riverside.
The Greek family circa late 1924.
L to R: Alice, Claude, Bill, Mayme,
Rolly, Irene, Ray
The St. Francis de Sales High School Glee Club 1924/1925. Colette, then a senior, was president of the Glee Club and Irene was a junior. (Colette is 2nd from Left and Irene is 4th from Left.)
Irene high school graduation. June, 1926.
Irene with cousin Mary (Rose's daughter) at Irene's High School graduation party.
Irene while at Riverside City College circa 1927. This picture was taken at the family home at at 766 Franklin Street in Riverside.
Irene in 1928.
On July 22, 1928, Irene entered the Dominican Order of teaching nuns at Sacred Heart Convent in Houston, Texas
Irene as a Postulate (L) and Collete (Sister Luke), late 1928.
Sister Mary Colette, O.P.
Sister Colette with her brothers circa 1941.
L to R: Rolly, Jack. Ray, Bill, Clarence.
Sister Colette and Mayme circa 1942.
Sister Colette with John Hill and Sharon Greek (Ray and Virginia's daughter) circa 1942.
Sister Colette in Los Angeles circa 1945.
L to R: Sister Colette, Alice, Jack
Front- Richard, Jim, John, Roger.
Sister Colette on a visit to the family in Oregon on the beach at Florence, OR, Summer, 1946.
L to R: Roger, Sister, Jim, John, Jack, and Rich.
Sister Colette 1947 while teaching at St Mary's High School in Taylor, Texas.
Sister Colette with her brothers(L to R) Ray, Bill, and Rolly. Taken at our home in Fontana in 1950.
Sister Colette with Virginia (L), Alice, and Cousin Rosemary Sheridan (R). Taken at our home in Fontana in 1950.
L to R: Virginia, Ray, Sister Colette, Bill, Alice, Rosemary, Gene, Rolly. In front are Ray and Virginia's children (L to R): Doug, Pat, Sharon. Taken at our home in Fontana in 1950.
Greek family picnic in Santa Ana, CA, 1955.
L to R: Ray, Virginia, Emma (Clarence's wife), Clarence, Jack, Sister Colette, Margarette (Jack's wife), Alice, Bill, Bill's friend, Rolly, Dorothy (Rolly's wife)
Family at our home in Fontana, 1956.
Standing L to R:Rolly, Gene, Bill, Jack, Clarence, Sister Colette.
Seated L to R: Alice, Emma, Dot, Margarette.
Christmas in Fontana 1959.
L to R: Ray, Jack, Rolly, Alice, Bill, Sister Colette.
Sister Colette 1976 while teaching in Whittier, California.
Sister Colette with some of the Greek family. Whittier, CA. Mar 1985. (L to R:) Jack, Stephen, Sister Colette, Virginia, Patsy, Dot, Rolly, Ray (in back), Clarence, and Stephanie.
Sister Colette retiring from teaching at the Whittier Adult Education Institute in 1990.
Sister Colette in"retirement" doing what she loved best. June 1996.
Sister Colette circa 1996.
Sister Colette with her nephew, Roger (me). Dominic's Villa, Houston, TX. Jun 1999.
Sister Colette's hobbies had always been sewing and making beautiful note cards incorporating dried flowers. This field of Texas flowers must have been heaven for her.
Sister Colette with several of her sister nuns at Dominic's Villa in Houston, Texas, 2000.
She died shortly after this picture was taken.
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