Joann Kathryn "Jodee" Marks Clements Born in Colton, California on October 31, 1931 and entered into rest on February 6, 2012 in Carmichael, California. Her husband, Jerald Lee "Bud" Clements, preceded her in death. They were married for 59 years and were high school sweethearts. Her three children Deborah Ritchie, Jerald L. Clements II (Susan) and Lisa Berringer (Rod), survive her. She was the proud gramma of seven and the great-gramma (Gi-Gi) of one. Her sisters Jane Marks Rhine of San Luis Obispo and Nancy Galloway Carr of Rancho Cordova, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews also survive her. Jodee began nurses' training after high school, but quit to marry Bud who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. She moved from her hometown of Colton, California in 1965 to Rancho Cordova where she was a 46 year resident. She made a wonderful home full of love for her family. She was active in the PTA of Rancho Cordova Elementary and served as PTA president. Jodee also received the PTA honorary service award. She supported her children in their school and extracurricular activities. She went to work for Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, first at Mills Jr. High School, then at Cordova High School and finally as administrative assistant for Health Services. She retired from the school district in 1993. She was a member of the Rancho Cordova United Methodist Church. Jodee was a 62-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES). She was a former Rainbow girl, having been awarded the Grand Cross of Color and having served as a grand officer--Grand Nature 1950-1951. She continued to support the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) as an adult and served on the advisory board and as a Grand Deputy. Jodee enjoyed sewing dresses for the girls and constructing quilts for the grand officers. Jodee loved to travel. She had made trips to England, Hawaii and several trips across the country that she loved. She was extremely patriotic, decorating her home with the red, white and blue. Jodee loved to teach her children and grandchildren, making sure that the traditions and life lessons that she had learned were passed down. This last year without Bud, the love of her life, was spent with family and friends. She loved to visit with her many friends from the school district, OES, IORG and Weight Watchers. She enjoyed a trip to her hometown with her sister Jane in September. Jodee celebrated her 80th birthday in October with a limo ride and dinner with her family. Her health began declining in late November and too late, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. A childhood friend had this to say about Jodee, "...always with a smile, a twinkle in your eyes, your special way of laughing. So able to do anything that comes to your hand. An asset to family and friend. What a woman of God!" A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rancho Cordova United Methodist Church.