IN MEMORIAM




SISTER EVELYN BUETTGENBACH
Worthy Grand Matron
1986-1987

Passed Away
January 7, 2017

"Her life is a beautiful memory,
Her absence a silent grief,
She sleeps in God's beautiful garden,
In the sunshine of perfect peace
."




SISTER MARGARET WORTHMAN
Worthy Grand Matron
1961-1962

Passed Away
October 29, 2016

"Grieve not for those whose souls take flight from earthly care,
Tis but their lot to enter first, a world more fair.
With heavenly eyes they watch when we shall come and stand,
awaiting, just within the gate, to clasp our hand
."




BROTHER JAMES N. DEMOSS
Worthy Grand Patron
1977-1978

Passed Away
June 25, 2016

"God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around him and whispered, Come with me.'
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away;
Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating; hard working hands to rest;
'God broke our hearts to prove to us - He only takes the best
."




SISTER BETTY J. PAULEY
Worthy Grand Matron
1978-1979

Passed Away
April 25, 2015

"God made some special people, With a twinkle in their eyes, And happy smiles upon their faces,
People who are both strong and wise. Loved and respected wherever she went;
To a beautiful life came a peaceful end, She died, as she lived, everyone's friend
."




SISTER RUTH M. KNIGHT
Worthy Grand Matron
1960-1961

Passed Away
January 24, 2013

"Those we hold most dear never truly leave us...
They live on in the kindness they showed,
The comfort they shared,
And the love they brought into our lives."




BROTHER  ROBERT MARKS
Worthy Grand Patron
1998-1999

Passed Away
August 30, 2011

"A smiling face, a heart of gold,
One of the best this world could hold,
Always gentle, loving and kind,
What a beautiful memory to leave behind."




BROTHER JAMES BOSHART
Worthy Grand Patron
1999 - 2000

Passed Away
March 30, 2010

"A voice stilled, a Brother sleeps in quiet sweet repose,
And within that sleep all pain is gone,
As weary eyelids close.
We could not wish to have him back,
A torturous path to trod.
For he now walks a golden path
A peaceful walk with God."




BROTHER CAL ARMOUR
Worthy Grand Patron
1996 - 1997

Passed Away
March 23, 2010

"God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around him and whispered, 'Come with Me.'
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away;
Although we love him dearly, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating; hard working hands to rest;
God broke our hearts to prove to us -- He only takes the best."




SISTER BONNIE BRASEL
Worthy Grand Matron
1991 - 1992

Passed Away
March 9, 2010

"Those we hold most dear never truly leave us…
They live on in the kindnesses they showed,
The comfort they shared
And the love they brought into our lives."




BROTHER C. ROBERT TODD
Worthy Grand Patron
1994 - 1995

Passed Away
March 8, 2010

"They cannot die whose faith inspires our own;
Whose courage gives us strength when hope departs;
Whose joy and love and loyalty have sown
Seeds that shall grow to wisdom in our hearts."




BROTHER DONALD L. COAD
Worthy Grand Patron
1975 - 1976

Passed Away
January 27, 2010

"Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work like his is done."




SISTER MARY LOU WOODS
Worthy Grand Matron
1977 - 1978

Passed Away
January 31, 2009

"A door swings open,
And a loved one slips away;
Slips smiling from life’s shadows,
Into bright eternal day.
Where earthly grief is forgotten;
Where pain can be no more;
To peace past understanding,
For God has opened wide the door."




BROTHER ROY SMITH
Worthy Grand Patron
1963 - 1964

Passed Away
October 26, 2006

"The book of life for him is close
And, on its pages fair.
We'll find the record just and true
For love has penned it there."




  SISTER THELMA TREGO
Worthy Grand Matron
1965 - 1966

Entered into rest
April 12, 2005

"The influence of her life upon others
Is a flame that will burn brightly forever.
She left so much good with
Every soul she touched on this earth."

   

 
  SISTER MARJORIE WARD
Worthy Grand Matron
1985 - 1986

Entered into rest
August 21, 2004

"Don't grieve for me for now I am free,
I am following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
Perhaps my time seem all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free."

 

   

 
  SISTER HELEN E. MORTEN
Worthy Grand Matron
1966 - 1967

Entered into rest
July 13, 2004

"Not gone...but only gone before
To where love lives on evermore.
Not lost...but only lost from sight,
As one who walks ahead at night.
Not parted...only just apart,
In memory kept close in heart.
Not of the past...but now to be
A part of our eternity."

 

   

 
  BROTHER OLEN A. BRAKE
Worthy Grand Patron
1971 - 1972

Entered into rest
February 6, 2004

"Worthy the life and peaceful its end,
Heaven has opened its gate to our friend.
Sweet is God's promise; we wait for His call --
May His loving mercy encompass us all."

 

  

 
SISTER LUELLA REGNIER
Worthy Grand Matron
1958 - 1959

Entered into rest
December 17, 2003

"From our circle a link has fallen.
In the East a Star has set,
But engraved on our memory's tablet
Is a name we'll never forget."

 

  

 
SISTER LUCILLE TITUS
Worthy Grand Matron
1968 - 1969

Entered into rest
November 25, 2003

"Beautiful life was hers, whose span
Was spent in serving God and Man,
Beautiful calm where the course was run
Beautiful life with it's work well done.
Filled with the grace and wisdom of years
Serenely she moved to life's end,
Leaving memories too deep for tears
Within the hearts of many friends."

 

  

 
SISTER DOROTHY DEWING
Most Worthy Grand Matron
General Grand Chapter
2003 Triennial Assembly

Entered into rest
April 25, 2003

"That woman is a success
Who loves life and lives it to the fullest
Who has discovered and shared the strengths
And talents that are uniquely her own
Who puts her best into each task and
Leaves each situation better than she found it.
who seeks and finds that which is beautiful
In all people - and all things
Whose heart is full of love and warm with passion
Who has found joy in living and peace within herself."

 

  

 
SISTER GERTRUDE PLACEK
Worthy Grand Matron
1969 - 1970

Entered into rest
February 22, 2003

"She has followed our Star in its splendor,
For its light always brighten her way.
And the memory of her, whom we've love and have lost,
Brings Heaven much nearer today."
 

  

 
SISTER HANNAH ARMSTRONG
Worthy Grand Matron
1987 - 1988

Entered into rest
December 31, 2002

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay awhile and help us become
More than we ever were before.
They leave footprints on our hearts,
And we are never, ever the same."
 

  

 
BROTHER LLOYD BUCHFINCK
Worthy Grand Patron
1968 - 1969

Entered into rest
December 21, 2002

"The trails that he rode were long and wide
Blessed and rewarded with the Lord as his guide.
Let us be thankful for a life so kind and true
He blessed our world by passing through."
 

  

 
BROTHER ROBERT METCALF
Worthy Grand Patron
1970 - 1971

Entered into rest
November 22, 2002

"He has seen the sunrise with the Master,
Earth's long and weary night has passed away.
All his pain and earthly care has been forgotten
In the land of great joy and endless day."
 

  
 
BROTHER RICHARD JONES
Worthy Grand Patron
1967 - 1968
 
Entered into rest
August 28, 2000

 
"Death is not extinguishing the light
It is putting out the lamp
Because the dawn has come."