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Obituaries - 03/30/2012

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Sister Yae Ono, Maryknoll Missioner once at Manzanar, dies Funeral Mass was celebrated March 22 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, N.Y., for Maryknoll Sister Yae Ono who died peacefully on March 16 at Maryknoll Sisters Residential Care IV. She was 93 and had served with Maryknoll Sisters for 67 years.

Born Antoinette Yae Ono on April 6, 1918, in Mountain View, Calif., Sister Yae was one of six children, most of whom have predeceased her. Raised in St. Francis Xavier (Japanese Mission) Parish in Los Angeles, she was sent with other Japanese Americans during World War II to the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California.

Sister Yae entered Maryknoll on Sept. 6, 1944, taking the religious name Sister Mary Paul Miki upon her first profession in 1947 at Maryknoll, N.Y. The bulk of Sister Yae’s work with Maryknoll was done in Kyoto, Japan. Arriving there in 1948, she spent the next 55 years involved in a variety of ministries, including pastoral care and catechetics, teaching cooking and English, working in a soup kitchen, collaborating with parish women’s groups, and assisting with local congregational administration. 

Sister Yae also worked in the Secretariat offices at Maryknoll Sisters Center (1979-82). She is survived by her brother, Dan Ono of Santa Rosa, and a nephew, Joji (Anthony) Taketa of Torrance. 

Fr. Richard P. Vaughan, SJ Funeral Mass was held March 26 at the Jesuit Community Chapel, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, for Jesuit Father Richard Patrick Vaughan, a noted psychologist, author and professor, who died March 19 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, at age 92. 

Born in Los Angeles on May 26, 1919, he entered the Jesuit Order at Los Gatos in 1937 after graduating from Loyola High School. He was ordained a priest in 1950 and pursued graduate studies in clinical psychology at Fordham University, receiving his PhD in 1956.

Father Vaughan was professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco (1957-67) and was Dean of USF’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences (1967-69). During his tenure he established the Psychology Department as well as the university’s Counseling Center. He became a licensed clinical psychologist in 1967.

In 1969 Father Vaughan was named vice provincial for education for the California Province of the Society of Jesus and in 1971 was named provincial of the California Province. During his tenure, he oversaw expansion of Jesuit ministries to poor and underserved communities, fostered a team ministry approach, and strengthened the financial resources of the province.

Leaving office in 1977, he returned to Los Angeles as lecturer in LMU’s Graduate Program in Marriage and Family Counseling. During the next decade he was also engaged in private practice in counseling and psychotherapy for priests and religious. He was the author of four books and many articles on pastoral counseling. Upon his retirement, he kept up his interests in gardening, theology, psychology and art history.

Father Vaughan is survived by his sister, Dominican Sister Judith Vaughan of San Rafael, and several nephews and nieces in the Los Angeles area. Burial was at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, PO Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031.

Sr. Charlotte Marie Bayhouse, CSC Funeral Mass was celebrated March 15 in Notre Dame, Ind., for Holy Cross Sister Charlotte Marie (Alfreda Marie) Bayhouse, 100, who died March 12. 

Born Nov. 25, 1911 in Boise, Idaho, Sister Bayhouse taught at St. Agnes School, Los Angeles, in the late 1930s, and at St. Catherine’s School, Ventura, in the 1950s. She also served in high school ministry and at St. Catherine’s Gift Shop before she retired to St. Mary’s, Notre Dame, and was active in the ministry of prayer until her death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Cross Ministry with the Poor Fund, Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or at www.cscsisters.org.

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