(1938 - 2015)
Sister Rose Irene, baptized Mary Ann Calvert, was born on November 14, 1937, in Detroit. She was the fourth of five children born to Leon and Veronica (Good) Calvert. In her autobiography, Sister Rose wrote the following about her family.
My father came to this country as a young adult from Munich, Germany. Actually, his last name was Schweitzer which he quickly changed upon his arrival [because he was] afraid he would be sent back to his own country. My father was a printer by trade, but later he and my Mom managed their own Calvert 5¢ to $1 Stores...
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