Brother Orval “Keith” K. Jacques 32° Has Passed Away

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Brethren,
The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother Orval “Keith” K. Jacques, 32°, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.

Excerpt from Oregonian Obituary:
Orval Keith Jacques
June 1, 1931 – June 5, 2019
Our beloved uncle, Orval Keith Jacques, 88, died June 5, 2019, at Hopewell House Hospice in Portland, Oregon. Keith was born June 1, 1931 to Joseph Andrew Jacques and Alta Mae Violet (Beers) Jacques in Portland. He graduated from Lewis & Clark College where he met his wife, Barbara J. Fryou. Keith worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Cascade Manufacturing in Portland and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991 after 28 years of service. Keith was a long standing member of Kiwanis and The Elks. He was active in Freemasonry and attained the status of Master Mason. As a Shriner, one of his most fulfilling experiences was visiting the children at Shriner’s Hospital. He loved these organizations and spent much of his life in service work.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; his sister; and his wife, Barbara. He is survived by his nieces, Sandra McCollough-Jones (Barb), Catherine Merickel (Frank); his nephew, Kelly Fryou; his brother-in-law, Theodore Fryou (Dannie); as well as great-nieces and nephews. Keith was loved my many and his friends and family were the most important part of his life. We have been blessed to have him in our lives and will cherish him in our memories forever.

Brother Orval was a 41 year member of Portland Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a member of the Al Kader Shrine, and Blue Lodge member of Beaverton Lodge No. 100, A.F. & A.M. of Oregon. 

Brother Ernest Himmelman 32° Has Passed

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Brethren,

The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother Ernest Himmelman, 32°, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.

Brother Ernest Himmelman was born on April 14, 1928 and passed to the Celestial Lodge on Saturday August 5th, 2019 at 91 years of age. He was a 51 years life member of the Medford Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and a member of the Hillah Shrine.  Ernest was a Past Master (1976) of Warren Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. in Jacksonville, Oregon.  Ernie was an Army veteran and will be interred at the Eagle Point Veterans Cemetery in Eagle Point Oregon alongside his Wife Patricia.  He is survived by his Son Steve Himmelman and three Daughters.

Services will be held at the Medford Scottish Rite Center, 3581 Lear Way, Medford, Oregon on August 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM.  Services will be performed by Illustrious Brother James Westerfield 33* and Brother Don Blankenship 32*.  

The Passing of Brother Roy Armentrout 32°

 

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Brethren,
The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother Roy D Armentrout, 32°, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.

Brother Roy D Armentrout was born on March 3rd, 1934 in Mound City Missouri and passed to the Celestial Lodge in on Thursday May 23rd, 2019 at 85 years of age. He was a 48 year member of Portland Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a member of the Al Kader Shrine, and Blue Lodge member of Mound City Lodge No. 294, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri. He is interred at Willamette National Cemetery in Happy Valley Oregon.

Brother Harold H. Smallwood, 32° Has Passed Away

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Brethren,

The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother Harold H. Smallwood, 32°, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.

Excerpt from Donelson Funeral Chapel obituary; “He was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on May 13, 1934 to Tasker and Dorothy Smallwood, the oldest of three boys. Harold grew up in Texas and graduated from Burleson High School. Harold married the love of his life, Dorothy Pearl, on December 24, 1953 and they went on to raise their daughter, Sharon, starting in California and then finally settling in Oregon. Harold was very involved in the Scottish Rite, the Masonic Lodge and the Al Kader Shriners where he was a key member of the calliope core. Everyone who knew Harold knew his love for fishing, hunting and woodworking. However, there was nothing that he loved more than the great-grandkids as he was always asking how they were doing in school and extracurricular activities up until he passed. He was a loving husband and father and was completely adored by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his father Tasker Aubry Smallwood, his mother Dorothy Lois Smallwood and his brothers Richard and Robert. Survivors include his wife Dorothy Smallwood; daughter Sharon McCarty of Hillsboro, OR; grandchildren, Melissa Langdale of Hillsboro, OR; Matthew McCarty of Vancouver, WA; and two great-grandsons, Damian and Sebastian Langdale of Hillsboro, OR.”

Brother Harold passed to the Celestial Lodge in on Thursday May 23rd, 2019 at 85 years of age. He was a 29 year member of Portland Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a member of the Al Kader Shrine, and Blue Lodge member of Tuality Lodge No. 6, A.F. & A.M. of Oregon. He is interred at Fir Lawn Cemetery in Hillsboro Oregon.

Brother Jim Lang 32° has Passed

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Brethren,

The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother James “Jim” B. Lang, 32°, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.

Brother James Burrup Lang was born on December 9th, 1930 in Abilene Texas and passed to the Celestial Lodge in Milwaukie Oregon on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 88 years of age. He was a 41 year member of Portland Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, a member of the Al Kader Shrine, and Blue Lodge member of Lents Lodge No. 156, A.F. & A.M. of Oregon. Funeral and memorial information will be shared when it is available.

Join us in honoring the Grand Master at the Portland Valley

67334916_2386235768321487_2677992592448159744_oGreetings Brethren All,

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 the Portland Valley Scottish Rite will be having a Celebration to Honor Most Worshipful Brother Ronald J. Eggers, the Grand Master of Masons in Oregon.

All Masons and their significant others are invited.
Banquet is just $20 per person, payable at the door.

The festivities will start with a Social at 6:00 pm and continue into the evening with a formal dinner at 7:00 pm.

Please contact the Valley Office for reservations for you and your guest by no later than Friday August 30st.

Email: officemanager@portlandsr.com

The 1927 Event: Part 8 (Final) by Michael D. Robinson 32° KCCH

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About the author:

Michael D. Robinson 32° KCCH, earned his degree in History at Colorado State University. He was the second Master Mason Raised in Esoterika Lodge #227, and the first member Raised in that Lodge to serve as Worshipful Master. He was presented with the Hiram Award by Esoterika Lodge in 2012, and was elected Master in 2013 and 2014. He served as District Deputy for District #13 in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and was appointed Grand Historian for 2018-19. He is also serving as Historian for Research Lodge #198 and Eugene Lodge #11. Brother Robinson received the Scottish Rite degrees in 2010 and was the recipient of the “Novus Astorum” from the Portland Valley Scottish Rite that year. He was appointed Historian of the Scottish Rite Orient of Oregon in December of 2014. In March of 2015 he was made Secretary of the Eugene Valley, and Director of the Work for that Valley in January of 2017.