Sister Teresa Orozco, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in the Dominican Sisters' convent infirmary in Great Bend.

She was born Oct. 18, 1941, in Lamar, Colo., to Pascual and Josephine Jara Orozco.

A former Garden City resident, Sister Teresa celebrated 50 years of religious life in 2014.

Survivors include a brother and two sisters, Vincent, Susanna “Candie” Stegman and Laura Denise Estep, all of Lamar.

Her body will be brought to the hospitality area of the Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway in Great Bend, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, where it will lie in state until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday. A wake service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Sisters' Resurrection Cemetery. Both the wake and the funeral will be held at the convent.

Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the convent and until the Mass on Friday.

Memorials are suggested to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus OH 43219-2098 or given securely online at

Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.