February 28, 1935 – August 23, 2005
“I exult for joy in God.
My soul rejoices in God my Savior.” -Luke 1:46
Sister Marilyn Krier 70, died and entered into eternal life on August 23, 2005. Sister Marilyn, baptized Marilyn Joyce Krier, was born in Walsenburg, CO to Edward and Magdalen Krier. At the time of her death she was survived by one brother, Kenneth Krier, of Walsenburg, his wife Roberta; three nieces and two nephews.
Sister Marilyn graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Walsenburg, and entered Benedictine life at Mt. St. Scholastica Convent in Atchison, Kansas on June 15, 1952. Her Monastic Profession was made on January 1, 1957. She received her B.S. from Mt. St. Scholastica College, Atchison, Kansas, an M.A. in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado and an M.A. in Private School Administration from the University of San Francisco.
In 2004, Sister Marilyn celebrated 50 years of vowed life. She credited her family for fostering and supporting her life of faith. For 38 years, Marilyn was called to minister as teacher and principal in Catholic schools, teaching in Kansas, California, and Colorado. For the past 13 years, she found great joy working to find affordable housing for the elderly in Denver. Throughout her ministry, Sister Marilyn practiced and taught focusing as a way for her students and her colleagues to enter into their journey to God.
Marilyn loved to bike ride and always enjoyed being outside, even as a child. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan. She loved taking photos of flowers and made greeting cards from them. She gifted her community with the music of her violin at all their celebrations.
We will always remember Sister Marilyn’s profound love for the Sisters of her Community and the gratitude she had for the blessings of her friends and family.