Rest in peace, Discalced Carmelite Sr. Angelina Marie Milligan, 90

Was a founding member of the Carmel of the Sacred Heart and St. Joseph in Jefferson City


Sister Angelina Marie of the Mother of God, O.C.D. (formerly Juanita Eva Milligan), 90, of Jefferson City, passed from this life to Eternity on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at Our Lady of Rickenbach Health Care Center in Clyde.

She was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Aragon, New Mexico, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Vickie (Aragon) Milligan.

She was baptized on Oct. 31, 1933, in Aragon, NM.

She received her Confirmation, as was customary at the time, on Oct. 17, 1934, at Santa Mino Church, where she also received her First Holy Communion on May 19, 1941.

She received her education at Aragon Public School, where Franciscan Sisters taught the students.

Sr. Angelina Marie entered Carmel of Santa Fe, NM, on Oct. 28, 1948 — her 15th birthday — and received the Holy Habit of Carmel on Oct. 29 of the following year.

She made her First Profession of Vows on Jan. 23, 1951, and professed Solemn Vows on Oct. 28, 1954.

She was one of the original sisters of the Jefferson City Discalced Carmelite Monastery, arriving on Feb. 22, 1963, from the Carmel of Santa Fe, three years after the Jefferson City Carmel’s Foundation on May 1, 1960.

Sister loved her Carmelite Vocation and her community and prayed fervently each day for the Church, especially for our bishops and priests, together with all the friends and benefactors of her beloved Diocese of Jefferson City.

Sister served her community in many offices throughout her decades in Carmel and was always grateful for any service done by the devoted friends and staff who assisted her during her later years.      

She always had a ready and beautiful smile for everyone.

Surviving are two sisters and one brother and their spouses: Rita and Bob Baca, Teresita and David Magathon, and Jerome and Agnes Milligan.

Preceding her in death were seven of her Carmelite Sisters in Community; her parents; and four of her siblings: Jessie, Lucinda, Mary and Samuel.

The Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City and Bishop John R. Gaydos, bishop emeritus, presiding.

Burial was to be in the Carmelite Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Holy Masses for the repose of her soul.