Supreme Nature and Supreme Liaison to Mexico
Mrs. Marlene Dibrell
Supreme Nature and Supreme Liaison with Mexico
International Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Mrs. Marlene Dibrell was installed as Supreme Deputy in Texas, IORG, on June 16, 1999, at the close of the Grand Assembly Session in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Mary Muhs, Supreme Worthy Advisor, served as the Installing Officer and Mr. Joe Blair, Supreme Parliamentarian, was the Supreme Chaplain for the Installation Ceremony.
Mrs. Dibrell celebrates her birthday on the 12th day of October. She attended high school in Big Spring, Texas, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, David B. Dibrell. The Dibrells celebrate their wedding anniversary on the 23rd of August. They are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Richardson. Marlene and David have enjoyed the opportunity of working with the youth groups of their church and various community organization, always assuming places of responsibility and leadership.
Their lives have long been associated with and dedicated to the Masonic Fraternity. Mrs. Dibrell is a majority member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, having been an active member in Assemblies located in Clovis, New Mexico and then in Big Spring, Texas. She is a member of Dal-Cliff Chapter #574 and Richardson Chapter #921, Order of the Eastern Star and is a Past Matron of Dal-Cliff Chapter. She has had the honor of serving the Grand Chapter of Texas as Deputy Grand Matron, District Deputy Grand Matron, Grand Examiner for four years, as well as subsequent years as Grand Organist and Grand Esther and Grand Representative to California in Texas. She holds membership in the Social Order of the Beauceant, Daughters of the Nile, Order of the Amaranth, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
Mr. Dibrell is a member and Past Master of Richardson Masonic Lodge # 1214. He served as Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas in 2001. He is a member of Dal-Cliff Chapter #574 and Richardson Chapter #921, Order of the Eastern Star, and served as Worthy Grand Patron for the Grand Chapter of Texas in 2011-2012. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay, serving as Master Council of Big Spring Chapter, has received the degree of Chevalier, the Legion of Honor and the Cross of Honor. He is Dean of the North Texas Preceptory of the Legion of Honor and is a full member of the International Supreme Council of DeMolay. His work with various Masonic related bodies is evident in a long list of impressive titles and responsibilities. In addition he is on the Board as a Trustee of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.
As adults, the Dibrells have been active in Rainbow some thirty-plus years. Both served as Advisory Board members of the Richardson Assembly. Both have been honored with the Grand Cross of Color. She served as a Grand Visitor, Grand Deputy, Chairman of the Martha Marie and Victor C. Whitfield Scholarship Fund prior to being named Supreme Deputy in 1999. She was elected as a member of the House of Gold in 2008 and named Supreme Inspector. In 2010 she was named to the office Supreme Fidelity. In 2011 she resigned her duties as Supreme Inspector maintaining her membership in the House of Gold and in 2012 she was appointed Supreme Nature. She also is the designated Supreme Liaison with Mexico for the IORG. In addition to her Supreme Offices she has served on several Supreme Committees and is currently serving on the Ritual Committee and the Supreme Temple Committee.
Mrs. Dibrell is a retired professional and licensed interior designer, owning and operating Marlene Dibrell and Associates, Inc., headquartered in Dallas. She has held offices in both regional and national associations in her interior design profession. Her experience has earned her recognition and the honored designation of Fellow in Interior Design, She appeared for several years in the International list of "Who's Who of Interior Design." Although she has worked with all colors and textures, her personal preference finds the color, blue, as a favorite, and also yellow. She enjoys collecting clear objects of crystal and has a fondness for crosses. Butterflies, as they pick up the colors of nature, always bring a twinkle to her eye. Her favorite flower is the Daisy.
The Dibrells have two daughters Jo D. Dibrell, of Garland and Dr. Jill Nennmann who resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband Brian. Their sons, Steven and Benton are also in Austin. Steven graduated from The University of Texas in Austin and is currently in law school at The University of Texas. Benton graduated from Kansas University and is working for an Austin law firm. Both Jo D. and Jill are majority members of the Richardson Assembly #291. Jill has previously served Grand Assembly as an Adult Grand Officer and Jo D. is currently a member of the Grand Committee for Grand Assembly of Texas. The Dibrells count this family as their precious treasures of life.
Mrs. Dibrell is known for her smile, her positive attitude and her enthusiasm for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 118:24, "This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
She always asks “her girls,” and each of us, to live in such a way that we will truly exemplify the teachings of Rainbow. Mrs. D.’s favorite quote is:
There is a ripple effect in all that you do. What you do touches me and What I do touches you.