BEAVERTON — Sister Theresa Hathaway of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon was born in 1933 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Her one blood sister is also a Sister of St. Mary of Oregon, Sister Mary Ann.

Sister Theresa entered the congregation in 1950 and graduated from St. Mary of the Valley. Through the years, she earned a teaching degree and librarian certification.

Sister Theresa has served as a teacher, principal, secretary or a librarian in the following schools: St. Mary of the Valley in Beaverton; St. Agatha, Our Lady of Sorrows and Holy Cross in Portland; St. John the Baptist in Milwaukie; St. Boniface in Sublimity; Visitation in Verboort; and St. Francis in Roy.

In recent years, Sister Theresa served as director of the motherhouse library. She has shared her talent for crafts by embroidering designs on dishtowels and today makes rosaries to promote the daily recitation of the Marian prayer.