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.