Sister Anne Baxter was born on July 10, 1932, in San Francisco and was given the name Barbara Anne by her parents, Camille Anne McCarthy and Earle Lester Baxter, who were of English-Irish descent.
Sister Anne attended public grade schools in San Francisco and in Barstow in the Mojave Desert from first grade through sixth. She met the Adrian Dominicans at Holy Cross School in Santa Cruz, where she completed her elementary and secondary education.
She entered the postulate in June 1949 and the following December received the habit and her religious name Sister Amata Marie. A year later, she made first profession and began the first phase of her ministry as an elementary teacher.
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