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4/4/2015 passing


Following a valiant 6 month battle with pancreatic cancer; Sara Lee passed away peacefully this morn...ing surrounded by the love of her family at home while listening to the tune of “Nearer my God to Thee” sung by her beloved children Heidi and Kenton. Glenn had stepped out for an errand in the Martin family van. Upon his return a butterfly landed on the antenna, lingered, then fluttered off and he knew his dear wife of 42 years had gone to glory. Our family’s grief is lessened knowing that so many of you have been thinking of and praying for us during this time. Because Sara Lee’s life and work spanned the entire state of California, we plan to have the funeral in Orange followed 6-8 weeks later by a Rainbow Memorial in Chico. The Funeral will be this Wednesday, April 8th at 3PM at Zion Community Church 710 S Cambridge St, Orange, CA. Details on the Rainbow memorial which will likely be at the end of May will be published once they are confirmed.

We invite you to please go to http://www.oursmilingsaralee.com/ to share your stories, pictures, and memories of Sara Lee. We appreciate your sentiments of condolence and we kindly ask in lieu of flowers that you honor Sara Lee’s last request and go to http://www.oursmilingsaralee.com/donate/ to support the California Rainbow Girls Foundation. Our family cannot say “thank you” enough for the support you’ve all given us throughout this journey.

From Mrs. Sara Lee Martin's Family

8/21/2014 passing
It is with much sadness that I share with California Rainbow the passing of Area Grand Deputy Rita Smith. Miss Rita will be remembered for her larger than life personality, the color pink along with her Pink Ladies and of course the love of... her girls. The impact that she has had on California Rainbow will be with us for generations. Personally when I think of Miss Rita two Rainbow lessons come to mind that of Service and Fidelity;Her life was an example of living a life of service, of always finding the girl who needed her help and reminding us that those who have been true to each other and to their work are examples for us to follow.

I know in the days to come we will hear many stories about the impact that Miss Rita had on girls and adults in our Order. Her love for each of us will be the precious memory we carry with us as we move forward. Her love of Rainbow and the gift it gives to each of us will forever be in my heart.

I am requesting that each Assembly drape the altar at their next meeting in her memory. I will also share information about her forthcoming Memorial Service as it is available.

In lieu of flowers, her family is asking that remembrances for Rita be made to the California Rainbow for Girls Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Rita loved Rainbow for more than 56 years and the many friends she made over the years. Her family will truly miss her.

The colors of our Rainbow are slightly dimmer tonight but as always Love’s ray will linger.

Sealed with all my Rainbow Love,
Dana Regier
Supreme Deputy - California
1/24/2014 retiring

Dear California Rainbow Girls and Adults,
You have given me 14 of the best years of my life and I am most grateful for your respect, love, laughter, tears, adventures, CRAZY experiences and most of all for being YOU. I have ridden in fire trucks, a chariot, on surf boards, in space crafts, classic cars, horse drawn carriages and limousines. Just to name a few.  I have jumped in lakes and swimming pools fully clothed and I have had great experiences shooting all sorts of Nerf guns and even engaged in a few great sword fights! I even got to drive a tractor in my formal around the Grand Assembly floor.

God has given me the gift of touching the lives of thousands of Rainbow Girls. More importantly, you have touched mine in profound and priceless ways. You have welcomed Glenn and me into your homes, your assemblies and your hearts and for that we are eternally grateful.

My family has shared me for 14 years and it is now time for me to spend more time with them. They have been patient, welcoming to all in our home and they too, will miss seeing you as often as in the past 14 years. They have shared my pride in watching this jurisdiction prosper and stand strong as a premier organization for young women who believe in a Supreme Being; an organization teaching leadership, independence, firm Masonic values and life skills that are not taught in any other venue.

What started out as a Wonderland type dream in 2000 is ending in a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment. Somehow, 14 years have gone by and I have become the second longest Supreme Deputy/Inspector to serve in the history of California Rainbow since 1925; this is Second only to Florence McDonald who was my Supreme Inspector when I was a Rainbow Girl!  I was totally convinced that she was in FOREVER!!!

It is time for a new lady with fresh, young ideas, perspectives, dreams and programs to keep our momentum growing for a bright and prosperous future. Dana Regier is just that type of person. She is energetic, extremely fun, and steadfast in her faith in God and in her faith in Rainbow Girls. She and her husband Jay breathe Rainbow and will bring vigor and positive direction into our jurisdiction. She has served as a California Rainbow Grand Officer, Mother Advisor, Grand Deputy and Area Grand Deputy and she has mentored Rainbow Girls in various roles.

Tuesday April 1, 2014 will be a new beginning when Dana is installed on the last day of our 2014 Grand Assembly as your new Supreme Deputy in California. I know you will join with me in giving her your complete support as we move forth into a new era of our history.

While I am retiring from the Supreme Inspector’s position, I will remain active in the House of Gold which ensures our jurisdiction has a vote in legislative and other matters at Supreme Assembly. I will continue to attend events, watching our girls shine in the countless ways that Rainbow teaches girls to take pride in themselves and to have confidence in their future.

In Rainbow Love, Sara Lee

1/7/2014 services

Geri Minor- This is a reminder communication that the Celebration of Life for our Geri will be held this Sunday January 12 at 2 PM at the Mount Oso Masonic Center, 1601 No. Tracy Blvd. Tracy California. Geri served as Grand Recorder in 1945 but since she was on active duty in the WAVES, she actually was not able to attend the 1 day Grand Assembly Session in Santa Cruz in 1945.She was active in Rainbow all of her life serving as Mother Advisor of Fern E. Schrieber Assembly in Stockton, Grand Deputy and Area Grand Deputy for all the assemblies from Redding to Visalia. At the time of her death she still held the title of Grand Deputy Emeritus. She had the distinct honor or being appointed the very first State Mother Advisor in California in 1977. In more recent years she served on the Advisory Board of Santa Cruz Assembly up until last year when her healthy started to fade. She also had a long fraternal history in the Order of the Eastern Star which is where I met her while traveling with my mother when I was 8 years old. I hope that many of our current active Rainbow Family will be able to attend her services this Sunday.

Gene Bassett- Services for Gene Bassett, husband of Ginger Bassett, Mother Advisor of Gilroy Assembly will be held Sunday, February 9 at 2 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Salinas, 404 Lincoln, Salinas. Gene was a hard working Advisory Board member of Gilroy Assembly always there to support the girls in any way possible. He has been in declining health since suffering a severe stroke several months ago. The love and sympathy of the entire California Rainbow family is extended to our Ginger and her loved ones.

Please also keep the family of Ora Vasquez in your prayers. Ora started chemotherapy again this past Monday for lymphocytic leukemia. I know Barbara and Dina would appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Sara Lee

6/18/2013 services

Dear California Rainbow,
It is with great sadness that I let you know of the passing of Vern Cable. Mr. Cable was a pillar of strength to the Rainbow Girls of California, particularly those in the San Diego Area and to his Grand Officer of 1991. He served as our State Rainbow Dad in 1991 for the Tantalizing Tiger Tykes and he served on the Advisory Board of San Diego Assembly for generations. Services for our dear Vern will be held on Saturday June 29th at 2 PM at the East San Diego Masonic Center 7849 Tommy Drive, San Diego, CA 92119. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grand Assembly or to the CRFGF (California Rainbow for Girls Foundation). The sympathy of the California Rainbow Family is extended to Peggy, his wife of wonderful 65 years, and to his entire family.
In Rainbow Love and Service,
Sara Lee Martin
Supreme Inspector in California

2/17/2011 services

Services for Larry Vierra, Past State Rainbow Dad for the Frolicking Frogs of 1998 will be held this Saturday February 19, 2011 at 2 PM

Community Presbyterian Church
2088 Georgia St.
Vallejo, CA

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made payable to the “California Rainbow For Girls Foundation” or payable to “CRFGF” and mailed to 17910 Joshua Drive, Yorba Linda, CA 92886. The family will of course be notified of all donations and letters of acknowledgement will be written from here.

Larry was a pillar of dedication and strength to generations of Rainbow Girls. His death is a great loss to California Rainbow. He generously shared copies of the thousands of pictures he took with adults and girls of all ages. He always had a positive and sincere greeting for everyone he met in our fraternal family. He was totally and continuously supportive of each of his Grand Officers of 1998. What a joy it was for so many of us to have him with us for the Last OV in Vallejo this past January 16.  His hours of service statewide and particularly to Northern Camp will long be remembered with sincere gratitude. We wish to extend the warm hand of sympathy to Betty, their family and their many friends.

Due to the conflict with the Reception of our Grand Worthy Advisor and various leadership training events this same weekend, most of us will be unable to attend the services but will no doubt share fond memories of the ways that Larry touched our lives with meaning and purpose.

Sara Lee Martin
Supreme Love and Supreme Inspector in CA

2/10/2011 services

Dear Rainbow Family.
Denise Johnson Moore, Past Grand Editor and Madelaine’s niece is coordinating a display of Madelaine’s creations for the Memorial Service on February 26. If you have something special that Madelaine made for you that you would like to share, please bring it to Paradise. Please let Denise know so space can be allowed. Her email address is:  moore.denise.m@gmail.com.

Please attach a 3 by 5 or 4 by 6 inch card with your name, the special event Madelaine made it for and the date so everyone can enjoy the display and some of the history to the piece.

Sara Lee

2/10/2011 services

Dear California Rainbow Family,

A Memorial Service will be held honoring Madelaine Dalton, Grand Deputy Emeritus, on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 1 PM. The location will be the Table Mountain Masonic Center in Paradise. The address is: 5934 Clark Rd. Paradise CA 95969-4803.

The Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in Madeleine’s memory be made payable to the California Rainbow For Girls Foundation or CRFGF designated for the Anna Lind Scholarship Fund on the memo line of the check.

Madelaine will be long remembered in the hearts of California Rainbow Girls. She served in many capacities over a period of at least 35 years. She sewed for hundreds of Rainbow Girls and Rainbow adults and gave most generously of her creative talents in design and color coordination. She was also an accomplished artist. Her assemblies and the Grand Assembly of California benefited greatly from her skills in typesetting and she personally wrote many of our publications. She was instrumental in the institution of Paradise Assembly and the revitalization of Concord Assembly. She held the title of Mother Advisor for Grand Assembly 1995. Her special brand of humor was gift to all who knew her. It would be appropriate for the assemblies in her area and others she has touched to drape the altar in her memory.

With respect and honor,

Sara Lee Martin
Supreme Love and Supreme Inspector in California

2/5/2011 need help

Rose Assembly will be celebrating their 50th anniversary at the end of the year.  Unfortunately many of the records have been lost.  I have been attempting to put together a full list of members and a full list of PWAs with their terms.  I am blank from 1976 to 1995.  Any and all help will be appreciated.
Karen Richardson, Grand Deputy karen0008@sbcglobal.net

2/3/2011 passing

I just received a message on my cell phone from Denise Johnson Moore Past Grand Editor and Madelaine’s niece. Madelaine Dalton passed away early this morning Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. I know her family continues to appreciate our prayers and support. I will send out service information as I receive it. Her contributions to California Rainbow for over 50 years is a very long list and a gift we shall continue to enjoy for future generations. The sewing of countless formals, coordination of all Grand Officer Formals, Grand Choir Dresses etc. Her typesetting of our publications and her generous sharing of her talents in art and in many other ways will live on in our hearts.
The sympathy of California Rainbow goes out to her dear family and many sorrowing friends.
With love, Sara Lee Martin
Supreme Inspector

9/21/2010 time change Mrs. Butler's Reception as GEC-MA has a new time. It will be at 7:00 p.m. to not conflict with Mr. Garcia's (Past State Rainbow Dad) installation as Master of Vista Lodge. Both on December 4th.
8/24/2010 passing

Dear Friends,
I'm so sorry to give you the bad news that my wife, Beverly, passed away last night, 8/18, just before midnight. She had COPD and congestive heart failure. Her memorial will be Thursday, 8/26 at Weaver Mortuary, 1177 Beaumont Ave. at 10:00 a.m. If you can possibly come, I would very much appreciate it.
George Evans

6/3/2010 Kassie Lee Go here for more.
6/1/2010 passing

Dear California Rainbow Family,

“Death, my young woman, with all its solemnity may come to you, but your soul is immortal. Even though your body may die, you shall live forever…..remember that whatever your plan may be, or whatever fruit it may seem to bear, the wise girl is one who ever remembers that the last enemy is death.”  It was the Master of Life, who said, “I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.”  

California Rainbow has in indescribable loss. We have lost Kassie Lee. She passed away on Monday. She was with us all on Sunday where she did the sound page work at the First Official Visit. She and I even sat and talked in my car after the OV. She was looking forward to her trip down here next week for the Leadership Team Retreat. She did have a “paramedic event” about a year and ½ ago but it was determined at that time that she had a reaction to an antibiotic she was taking. It may be some time before we know why her heart stopped. She was found at home by her parents when she didn’t return phone calls.

We will keep the California Rainbow website updated with Funeral arrangements.

In Rainbow Love and Service,
Sara Lee Martin, Supreme Inspector

5/26/2010 Ellen Griffin update Hello Dear Friends,

I see that Gary kept you all informed (or over informed, bless his heart) as I progressed through some pretty tough surgery and rehab. I am indeed home and just now am beginning to sit and read the many emails sent with your prayers, support and some VERY funny comments to keep me trying to laugh! I'm still in lots of pain, and will wear a back brace for the next 3 months - then therapy begins. I will never be 5'9" ever again, but I am certainly taller than I was, as long as I have support right now, which is terrific news for me. I still use the walker and sometimes a cane and I hope I can sustain it. But - it is abundantly clear to me that it is through the prayers and support from all of you that has helped this occur and I can't thank you enough. Thank goodness for pain medication that I did not fully understand what was going on until later. Apparently the surgery was stopped after about 6 or 7 hours due to blood loss the first day. Surgery was resumed after a days rest, then 6 more hours of surgery. No wonder I still hurt - owie!

I had great care however and it continues here at home by my most wonderful Mr. Honey - Gary. I am SO blessed by having this man in my life. God has truly blessed me all around and has surrounded me by wonderful friends as well.

I didn't mean for this to be so long, but I am just so thankful for you all and for your wonderful love and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Love, Ellen