My dearest Frances passed-on this morning, Labor Day 9/6/10. She died peacefully without pain. We met in high school in Santa Monica, California and were married on October 17, 1947. We were initiated together into Eastern Star in La Sierra Chapter in Fresno, Calif, in February 1966. Sister Frances and I served together twice in the East in Omega Chapter in Des Moines, WA. in 1978 -1979 and 1988 -1989.
She gave me outstanding support as we traveled for several years with the Grand Lodge team all over Washington, and she assisted the wives of two Grand Masters by leading the indoctrination sessions for the ladies of the Grand Lodge teams for those two years
She served as a Deputy Instructor for WGM Loretta Ketner, Westside Chairman of the Deputies for WGM Eileen Wonders, and was Grand Marshal for WGM Aileen Hedlund. She was of course my escort in 1991-92-93, and in my appointment on the General Grand Chapter ESTARL Committee.
At the present time she was a member of Juanita Chapter in Des Moines and Fern Chapter in Tacoma and an Honorary member of several other Chapters.
Frances dearly loved our Eastern Star and it’s members, and I would like to thank the many Sisters and Brothers who sent her loving and encouraging cards during her illness.
Leonard Gottner PGP