Vivian Luyet


Sister Vivian Luyet, OSB, former principal of St. Boniface School and administrator of St. Joseph’s Home, North Little Rock, entered into eternal life on December 1 at the age of 93. She was born on August 23, 1918 in Conway, AR to Lee and Eugenia Moix. She entered St. Scholastica Convent in 1934 and made her monastic profession on June 24, 1937. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, KS in 1958 and her Master’s Degree in Education at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. in 1964. She taught at St. Winand School, McGehee; Immaculate Conception School, Moberly, Mo.; St. Meinrad School, Prairie View; St. Ignatius School, Scranton; and St. Benedict School, Subiaco. She served as principal of St. Boniface School, Fort Smith, from 1964-1993. Upon her retirement from teaching she served as administrator of St. Joseph’s Home from 1993-1997. After retiring to the monastery in 2008, she continued to help staff the monastery gift shop until a few weeks before her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Eugenia Moix Luyet; four sisters, Catherine Dumboski, Christine Massery, Mary Freyaldenhoven, and Monica Hamling; and eight brothers, Maurice, Emil, Leo, Paul, George, Albert, Joseph, and Eugene. She is survived by nieces and nephew and the members of her religious community.

Fr. Gregory Luyet, Sister Vivian’s great-nephew, presided over her funeral on December 3 at St. Scholastica Monastery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Scholastica Continuing Care Fund, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.Donate In Sr. Vivian Luyet’s Memory
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