Sr. Renate Hayum, SP, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:35 a.m. at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, Washington at 80 years of age, after 25 years as a Sister of Providence. The Vigil Service will be on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Residence, 4800 37th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle following the Mass. Bonney-Watson Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Sr. Renate was the only child born to Henry and Ellen (Oppenheimer) Hayum in Tüebingen, Germany on January 29, 1930.
In 1938, the family immigrated to the United States. She and her parents moved to Olympia, Washington in 1939 and then to Seattle where her father took classes to become a Certified Public Accountant and her mother worked as a sales clerk. She became a U.S. citizen on March 27, 1944.