Departing Sisters leave legacy of caring

The last three members of the Sisters of the Holy Family order are departing Southern Nevada after decades of selfless service to the community.

My recent column on the Sisters and their amazing work generated a number of responses. Here are two I’ll share.

Attorney Michael Stuhff fondly recalls the time he spent in the Sisters’ care at the Variety Club Early Learning Center.

“I, and several of my brothers, are alumni of that center,” says Stuhff, a longtime champion of underdog causes. “When my younger brother was badly injured in an auto collision (he was 3 yrs old with 2 broken legs, a broken arm, a fractured skull & a few other injuries), the Variety Club watched after me and the other brothers while my Dad & Mom took care of Mark & my Dad went back to work.

“At the time, I had no idea what a help that was to them.”

Bobbie Janice Carson recalls, “I remember when I was 7 years old and we lived on the corner of 6th St. and Mesquite. Every Saturday morning I walked two block west to the Holy Family Convent on 6th St. to attend religious classes, and those nuns were so sweet to us kids, and after class they would always have homemade cookies.

“Back then, we only had St Joan of Arc, and we would walk all the way to church, but back then Las Vegas was a lot safer than it is now!”

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