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. 

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 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

Orient of Oregon Leadership Symposium July 13th

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There will be an Orient-wide Oregon Leadership Symposium Saturday, July 13th at 10:00 am at the Portland Valley Scottish Rite Temple.

Several presenters will be giving talks on various topics regarding Freemasonry and best practices for leadership goals for the Scottish Rite in Oregon.

This is open to all Members of the Scottish Rite in Oregon but is closed to the general public. The current and future leadership of the various Valleys in the Orient are requested to attend. There is no fee to attend this year.

Please RSVP by email to officemanager@portlandsr.com for lunch arrangements or if you have any questions.

Attn: Any presenters who have not yet submitted powerpoints or slide presentation to accompany their talks are required to do so at this time.

Portland Valley Scottish Rite’s 2019 Elected and Installed Officers

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Above are the list of elected and appointed Officers that were installed this past Tuesday for the 2019 Scottish Rite year. Be sure to congratulate and thank them for their service to your Valley in the year to come. I am sure we all look forward to their Leadership and Support in continuing to uphold the traditions of our Fraternity for future generations of Scottish Rite Masons!