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Sister Antonia Shaules, C.S.J.
Passed away May 3, 2004, a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1928. Survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Vigil service, Tuesday, May 11, 2004, 4:30 p.m. and funeral mass at 7:00 p.m., both at Carondelet Cennter. Interment Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sr. Antonia Shaules may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. McCormick Mortuary Redondo Beach Directors (310) 540-7444. 
Second-hand information from various family members
"California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGW7-WLT : 27 November 2014), Beulah Shaules, 21 Nov 1910; citing San Diego, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JT8S-YMR : 19 May 2014), Beulah M Shaules, 03 May 2004; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
I knew Sister Antonia only in her later years. I believe I have a biography on her which I will put up later. But for now I can tell you that she was, until her death, the matriarch of the entire Southern California Shaules family and was loved by them all. She grew up in the San Diego area when it was still quite rural and had all the adventures with her siblings that young children had back then. She became a nun in 1928 and celebrated her 75th Jubilee in 2003. After becoming a nun she was always known as Sister Antonia rather than Marie. She lived a full life and loved teaching children. In the 1970s, I have been told, she took a trip to Montana to visit her half-siblings' children who lived on ranches there. She rode a donkey and flew in a small 2-man airplane. More to come...