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Sister Miriam Rita Goga

September 23, 1918 - August 18, 2006   |   Passed On

Ann Dolores Goga was born September 18, 1918 in Sand Coulee, Montana, the daughter of John and Anna Marie (Macek) Goga.

S. Miriam Rita entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary July 2, 1933 and made her final profession of vows June 10, 1936.

Sister received her teaching certificate in elementary education in 1938 from Great Falls College, Great Falls, Montana. She went on the further her education and received a BA in English and Latin in 1941 from Sienna Heights College, Adrian, Michigan. Sister received her BS in Library Science in 1949 from St. Catherine College, St. Paul, Minnesota and in 1975 Sister received her A.R.T. in Medical Records from the American Medical Records Association, Chicago.

S. Miriam Ritas career began in 1941 and spanned 56 years as a teacher, librarian and medical records administrator. She began as a teacher and librarian for ten years in Great Falls and Lewistown, Montana Catholic high schools. She continued work as head librarian at Marycrest College, Davenport, and subsequently returned to Great Falls as a teacher/librarian at Central Catholic High School in Great Falls. During this time S. Miriam Rita also completed the program for medical records and became medical records administrator at Los Banos Community Hospital, Los Banos, California. She then returned to teaching in Great Falls in Catholic and public elementary schools. S. Miriam Ritas final mission was as a pastoral minister at St. Josephs Parish in Great Falls. She retired at the Humility of Mary Center in 1997.

Sister is survived by many nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Helen L. Lencioni, Mary Catherine Lesh and Agnes Pahland and brothers Joseph A. Goga and John C. Goga preceded her in death.