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Roll of Honor Recipients

ROLL OF HONOR
Established 1910
by the
Native Daughters of the Golden West

 Containing the Names of Women, Not Eligible to Membership

in the Order of N.D.G.W., Who Have Performed

Some Signal Service for the Order N.D.G.W.

or for the State of California

_____________________________________

 -1910-

SISTER ANNA RAPHAEL

College of Notre Dame, San Jose

MRS. LOVELL WHITE

Out-Door League; California Club; for Civic Service

 and for Helping to Save the Calaveras Big Trees.

MRS. A.S.C. FORBES

El Camino Real Association; Originator of the idea of

Mission Bell Sign Posts.

MRS. PHOEBE A. HEARST

Benefactor of University of California

MRS. JANE L. STANFORD

Joint Founder of Leland Stanford Jr. University

MRS. SUSAN LINCOLN MILLS

Founder of Mills College

ANNIE K. BIDWELL

Philanthropist, Chico

MARY SMITH

Philanthropist, Piedmont

MOTHER LOUISE

Pioneer Educator of Benicia

SISTER BURKMAN JOSEPH

Educator, Notre Dame, San Francisco

MISS ANNIE PITCHER

Originator of the Plan for the Restoration

 of El Camino Real

-1912-

MME. LUISA TETRAZZINI

The World's Famous Diva

-1914-

MME. LILLIAN NORDICA

Noted Singer and Philanthropist

 

MISS CATHERINE HILKE

Singer and Charity Worker

-1915-

MRS. HELEN P. SANBORN

President Women's Board, Panama-Pacific

 International Exposition

MME. LOUISE A. SORBIER

Philanthropist, San Francisco

MISS INA COOLBRITH

Poet Laureate of California

-1917-

ELIZA P. DONNER HOUGHTON

Daughter of George Donner of the Donner Party,

 and Literary Writer

-1927-

NAOMI PIKE SCHENCK

Philanthropist and member of the Donner Party

-1928-

LEANNA DONNER APP

A member of the Donner Party

-1937-

MISS PEARL CHASE

For Service, Conservation of California Wild Flowers;

 Encouraging Better Homes and Social Welfare; Preserving

 and Marking Historic Shrines of California

-1938-

MRS. WINIFRED DAVIDSON

Author and Collector of California History

-1941-

CARRIE JACOBS BOND

Composer

-1946-

PATTY REED LEWIS

Member of the Donner Party, who preserved

 its history, now on exhibit at Sutter's Fort

-1949-

NANCY KELSEY

Member of the Bartleson Bidwell Party; the First

 American Pioneer mother to come directly to California

-1951-

BERTHA M. RICE

Founder of the Santa Clara Historical Society;

 Author; Originator of California Wildflower Day;

 Lecturer; Philanthropist

 

MARY LOGAN ORCUTT

Civic Worker; Philanthropist

 

MRS. LOUISE TREADWELL (SPENCER) TRACY

Founder of John Tracy Clinic; Child Welfare Service

-1953-

ALICE EASTWOOD

Internationally known botanist of San Francisco

-1958-

MRS. MAE HELENE BACON BOGGS

Historian; Philanthropist

MISS ORPHA KLINKER

Artist; Author; Historian

DR. ANITA VILLEGAS FIGUEREDO

Senior Surgeon

MARGARET RAND FRODSHAM

Educator; Philanthropist

-1966-

MRS. JESSIE CUMPSTON BAKER

For Service, Mentally Retarded Children

-1968-

MRS. MAY W. PERRY

For Service, Preservation of Historical Markers;

 Curator of Placer County Museum; Editor of

 Historical Pamphlet for Placer County

-1971-

MRS. ZENA GEORGINA PATRICK HOLMAN

Philanthropist, Historian and Collector of

 California History

-1979-

MRS. SYBIL BRAND

Humanitarian, Civic Leader

MRS. PAULINE DAVIS

Former legislator

-1981-

MRS. BEA EVENSON

Humanitarian, Civic leader

-1982-

MRS. REBECCA MERRITT AUSTIN

Naturalist

-1983-

CLAIRE G. RADFORD

Historical Consultant

 -1985-

MRS. CHRISSIE WOOLCOCK COLLINS

Teacher, Musician, Singer

-1988-

MISS ELEANOR FAIT

Expert in field of employment and aging

MRS. JANET NEWTON

Historian, Author, Aritst

-1995-

DR. FLORENCE SHIPEK

Anthropologist

VIRGINIA KIZER

Linotype Operator; Reporter;

 Columnist; Editor

ELIZABETH "BETTY" PINKERTON

Educator, Writer, Historian

LOIS HALLIDAY McDONALD

Teacher, Social Worker, and Historian

-1997-

SISTER MARIE MADELEINE SHONKA

Nurse, Hospital Administrator

Health Care Advocate

-1998-

SISTER JULIA L. PEARCE

Nurse, Educator

College Administrator

-1999-

SHIRLEY GROSCHE

Teacher, Author, Master Storyteller

The “Pioneer Lady”

-2000-

VIVIAN HAPERMAN OBERN

Conservationist, Environmental Preservationist,

Volunteer, Civic Activist

VIRGINIA ADELINE (FAHR) PETERSON

Teacher, Historical Preservationist, town “historian”

of Paso Robles

-2002-

ANNETTE PERRY

Service in World War II, involvement with

Boy and Girl Scouts of America,

Community Volunteer (Marin County)

-2003-

LETAMAE BRUCE

Poet who wrote “God’s Special Gift” for the 100th

Anniversary of the California Poppy, involvement

With Monterey Mothers’ Club and Cowboy

Poetry organization

KATHLEEN BREWSTER

Volunteer, docent, teacher, lecturer – knowledgeable

about California Missions and

California History

-2004-

NANCY K. MUNDT

Established a food program and Health program

in rural El Dorado County

PATTI TOWNLEY

Volunteer, docent, works closely with the

Native Daughters of the Golden West

in Fullerton

-2006-

Luna Belle (Pat) Beachum Butler

First “Teacher of the Year” for Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to education, the community, and

 her church and recognized by Senator Barbara Boxer as a “Woman of Distinction” for her efforts for the Girl Scouts

-2007-

MARGARET BIEVER MODAVI

A Pioneering Woman of the modern day California wine industry, developing agricultural and culinary arts programs.

MARIA SHRIVER SCHWARZENEGGER

First Lady of California

Journalist, energetic promoter of volunteerism in California

-2008-

DR. BARBARA NEMKO

Superintendent of Schools for Napa

Dedicated to helping children and families succeed 

-2009-

BARBARA TOGNOLI

First Executive Director of Hospice of San Joaquin

Developed agency policies and procedures; trained staff and

volunteers to provide patient services

NANCY HINDS

Started Hinds Hospice to include outpatient care in three central

California counties of Fresno, Madera and Merced

-2010-

LYNNE MARIE BEBOUT SCHMITZ

For her dedication to the community of San Miguel, California.

-2011-

BETSY BERTRANDO

Preservation work in Monterey & San Luis Obispo counties

ALTHA LINDSAY

Artist depicting local history

-2013-

DONNA J. AXELSON

Created Cupertino Veteran's Memorial Park

GAIL L FIORINI-JENNER

California Historical Author

-2015-

PATRICIA "PAT" YOUNG

California educator, volunteer and worked with Junior Native Daughters

-2016-

Sarah Lim

Merced County Museum Director