In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

Elizabeth Delmore, a long-time educator and former director of the library at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul. Minnesota, died in November at Carondelet Village, a retirement facility in St. Paul. She was 97 years old.

A native of Rousseau, Minnesota, Delmore earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from what is now St. Catherine University in 1943. She joined the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet in 1948. After becoming a nun, Sister Delmore went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in English and art history at the University of Minnesota. During this period when she continued her education, Sister Delmore worked for 40 years as a high school librarian.

Sister Delmore served on the faculty at St. Catherine University for 20 years and was library director for 10 years. After retiring in 1984, Sister Delmore served for seven years as chaplain in the cardiac unit at a local hospital.


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