July 20, 1919 ~ March 28, 2013
Geraldine (Gerre) Hild was born on July 20th 1919, to Andrew Hild and Grace (Brown) Hild in Dearborn, Michigan. She had two sisters, Jean and Doree, and one brother, Andrew 'Bud.' Gerre graduated from Fordson High School in 1938, enjoying her childhood and teenage years with her siblings. They enjoyed the lush landscape of their backyard and neighborhood, riding horses, venturing around the countryside and enjoying the farm life. Shortly after her teenage and high school years, she met the man with whom she was to marry and start a life. On June 22, 1940, she married the love of her life, Levi 'Lee' Rehbein. Together they had two beautiful daughters, Geralee and Kathy. In 1960 the family moved to Fullerton, CA where Levi was made Resident Engineer at Ford Motor Company. While Levi was off at work, Gerre was involved in numerous activities both in and outside the home. She was a proud member and President of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Xi Theta Psi Chapter, which donated money and support to many local charities. She also loved and cherished her membership in the distinguished 'Red Hat Society' -- a global society of women that encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness. She was a master oil painter who could rival the greats of her time as well as an excellent cook who loved to entertain guests. She and Lee were loved and prominent members of their beloved church in Wildomar - Rancho Community Church. Gerre balanced her social life with her family effortlessly. Lee and Gerre's home in Wildomar was always abundant with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, pets, and other guests she welcomed with open and loving arms. In 2009, Gerre and Lee went to live out their golden years in the addition they had built, living happily beside their daughter, Kathy. Gerre is a grandmother of six and great-grandmother of 12. She leaves behind a legacy of love ... for life, for her community, for her family. A true role model to all, Gerre's memory lives on in our hearts and in our spirits, always and forever.