Bro. Robert “Doc” Church Evans, M.D. is called to the Celestial Grand Lodge.

Bro. Robert Church Evans, M.D. -- "Doc"

Photograph of "Doc" Evans as Treasurer of Phoenicia Lodge No. 58 for 2012.

Brother Robert Church Evans, M.D – “Doc”
Born: November 26th, 1927
Passed: December 18th, 2012

Initiated: June 27th, 1989
Passed: July 25th, 1989
Raised: September 19th, 1989

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of thy Lord.”

On behalf of Jason Schneider, Worshipful Master of Phoenicia Lodge No. 58, F.&A.M., it becomes my sad duty to report to you that “Doc” passed away on the afternoon of December 18th, 2012. W.Bro. Randy Smith visited the family today to offer the family sympathies and support on behalf of Phoenicia masons, wheresoever dispersed.

We do not know the details of Doc’s passing at this time, nor at this early point do we have any information concerning funeral services. However, we ask that all Phoenicia brethren keep the Evans family in their hearts and prayers and also that they makes themselves ready, should we be called upon, to perform our final duty to our departed Brother with the solemnities of the Craft.

As soon as additional, meaningful information comes to us, we will notify you as quickly as we can.


Glen Van Steeter, PM
Senior Warden – Phoenicia Lodge No. 58 F.&A.M.


Congratulations Bro. Boston Bob from New Hampshire!!

Congratulations Bro. Bob on your being passed to the Fellow Craft degree in such short order. Your hard work is evident and appreciated. We all truly enjoy your company and wish you nothing but the best in the future as you progress in your Masonic education. Well done. Congratulations also go out to Bro. Glenn Van Steeter for his “amazing” second degree lecture. I truly aspire to give a lecture like that someday. I’ll trade you photography lessons for lecture lessons any day. You rocked it Brother. And, of course, congrats to all of the Brethren who participated in tonight’s degree, as well as Worshipful Bro. Sampson of the Grand Lodge. Brothers, the ritual was good. But I know we can do even better.

Bro. Tony / JD

Brotherhood at Hiram’s Lounge after the sucessful 2nd Degree

William Dillon, PM — Passed to the Celestial Grand Lodge on March 3, 2012

Worshipful Brother William Dillon, PM of Sun Lakes AZ passed away on March 3, 2012. He was born November 25th, 1928 in Boise, ID to Beulah Thompson and Raymond Dillon. His early years were spent in Beloit and Downs, Kansas. In 1942, his family moved to Phoenix. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School, served in the U.S. Air and graduated from Arizona State University. Bill was married to the love of his life Millicent “Milly” Ellis for 56 years. He was Sheriff of the Phoenix Corral of the Westerners, a Past Master of Phoenicia Lodge No. 58 F&AM, A Shriner and a member of the Elks Club. He worked for 40 years at AiResearch (Honeywell). As a life-long hiker, many will remember him running the path up Squaw Peak for the better part of 30 years. He had a passion for the Grand Canyon, traversing the river on week-long rafting trips, completing several rim to rims and helping establish new trails. He was the hiking director for the Arizona Youth Hosteller and was a sought-after hiking guide throughout Arizona. Bill was also an avid runner, completing the inaugural Fiesta Bowl Marathon and several others. Bill is survived by his wife Milly, his three children; daughter Pamela Freeman of Queen Creek and grandsons Dillon Freeman(USAF Academy) and Dustin Freeman of Queen Creek; son James and his wife Kimberly Dillon and granddaughters Chelsea (Dillon) Myers, Keegan Dillon, Bethany Dillon of Prescott; and daughter Melissa and her husband Eric Boldt and granddaughter Tatum Boldt of Tucson. A private family service is planned at the Valley of the Sun Cemetery in Chandler, Arizona.

We’re giving away an IPAD 2 !!!

Phoenicia Lodge # 58 is having a raffle. The winner will win a brand spanking new, fresh in the box, Ipad 2. Tickets are only $10 and there will only be 300 tickets sold. Great odds on getting an Ipad 2 for ten bucks! Need not be present to win. For more info, contact Jason at:

Phil Hollifield can use our help.

The information I have been given is sketchy… but here is what I’ve got.
Bro. Phil Hollifield was admitted to John C. Lincoln North hospital last week. Apparently he needed several pints of blood. It has been suggested that any brothers who are willing to donate blood in his name that we can reduce the cost of his hospital stay. I’m told that Bro. Phil’s blood type is A+. I will try to get more confirmed information soon.

As I understand it, if you donate blood for a particular person, you do not necessarily need to have the same blood type. They will credit him just the same.


WBro. Glen

Congratulations Brothers !!

Congratulations to all of the Brethren who have been elected as officers of Phoenicia Lodge #58 for 2012

WM: Ray Brigandi
SW: Jason Schnieder
JW: Frank Tanner
Sec: Glen Van Steeter
Tres: Dr Robert Evans
SD: Jason Easterday
JD: Tony Hernandez
SS: Emmit Middaugh
JS: Joe Pappas
Chaplain: Eric Mobley
Tyler: Chet Hinson

We are all looking forward to another great year!!

Visiting Acacia 42

A recent visit to Acacia Lodge No. 42 in Avondale proved to be an interesting and enjoyable evening. The Brethren truly made me feel welcome and I look forward to their visit to Phoenicia 58 in the near future. While the trek out to Avondale from North Central Phoenix is a bit of a drive, [complete with gnarly dust storm] there were 2 guests that made a longer journey to get to the lodge. I’m guessing that “Romania” wins in the “wow, that was a long trip” category. Thank you Acacia Brethren for your warm welcome, excellent Brotherhood and, the outstanding food.
Bro. Tony H