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
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.