Sept. 27

San Marcial's Sister Ellen Weimer passed away on Saturday (9/24).  Her services will be at St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:00 am.  There will be an Eastern Star ceremony.  The address is:  9100 Menaul, NE in Albuquerque.  Cards can be sent to her family at:  11207 Morris Pl. NE, Albuquerque 87112.  Sister Ellen was 90 years old, a 50-year member, and the Chapter's Secretary for many, many years!  She was just awarded San Marcial's "Star of the Year!"  She is already missed!

Karen Robertson

Sept. 24

Sisters and Brothers,

It is with sadness that I let you know that Sister Ellen Weimer (34) passed away today (9/24/16). Tentatively services will be Wednesday. I will send out another email when I have more details. Please keep the Weimer family in your prayers.

Elisabeth Stowe

Aug. 2

Sisters & Brothers -
Funeral services for Sister Jody Morgan will be held at Chapel of Hope, 3321 N Dal Paso, Hobbs, N M at 10 AM Thursday, August 4.
Barbara Miller, Sec, Bethany Ch # 56

July 31

Sisters & Brothers -
I was notified this morning that Sister Jody Morgan passed peacefully into a glorious immortality.  No further details are available at this time.

Barbara Miller,
Secretary, Bethany Chapter # 56

July 9

WB William M. “Bill” Cobb of Mimbres Masonic Lodge and Georgetown Chapter OES
   Laid down the Working Tools of Life  Thursday, July 7.  Born 11/26/1930 at Sherwood, TX.
   Funeral Service will be 6 PM on Thursday, July 14 at the Church of Christ in Bayard
      (Arrangements by Baca’s) —  No Masonic or Star services are planned —
He received the 3 Masonic degrees in Lordsburg Lodge #30,    MM-3/15/1974
Occupation in 1974 was listed as Carpenter with Brown & Root.
He was elected to Membership in Mimbres Lodge in 1983
He served as WM in 1989, & 1997, as well as multiple times in recent years.
He has been a regular attender and supporter of both Lodge and Chapter.

June 8

In MEMORIAM - Georgia Ann Morphis, PGM (1997 - 1998)

June 7

Sisters and Brothers,
Following directions given by Brother Charles Eichmuller.

In accordance with his wishes there will be no services for Brother Charles.

Sister Barbara is located in the San Francisco Bay Area in a private home near her daughter Diane and son Dan.

If there is further news in the future I will be sure to pass it on.

Lucia Smith, PM Ruth Chapter #6

June 4

It is with a great sadness that I am reporting the passing of Brother Charles Eichmuller, PP this morning.  I have NO other details at this time.   As information is provided e.g. services, etc., I shall pass it on to you.
I have also been informed that Barbara Eichmuller was taken several weeks ago to California by her children.  Again, no other information is available. 
Carol McLeroy, PM 
Ruth Chapter No. 6

May 14

Services for Brother Walter Beverly (35) will be June 4 at 10:00 AM at the First Methodist Church in Lovington.  He will have a Masonic Funeral.  Brother Beverly was cremated and Lovington Chapter will have a Memorial Service.

May 13

Brother Walter Beverly (35) passed away yesterday (5/12), his funeral will be June 4

May 12

Services for Georgia Morphis, PGM are scheduled for Monday at 11 am at Piñon Hills Community Church Student Center in Farmington. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Piñon Hills Academy Endowment Fund.

May 11

Past Grand Matron Georgia Morphis passed away this evening. I have no other information at this time. Please keep her family in your prayers.

Dec. 20

Sister Cleo Joyner, member of San Marcial #34 and Estancia #23 passed away on Saturday December 19th she was 94 years old.  Services will be Wednesday December 23rd at 10:00 at St Paul’s Methodist Church 9500 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque.

 If you would like more information contact Arleen Smith, PGM, WM of San Marcial #34.

Dec. 19

Brother Paul S. Self husband of Betty Self, PGM passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the age of 95 ½ in Rio Rancho. NM.  A Memorial Service will be held at Temple Lodge # 6 on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

Nov. 9

Sister JoAnne Young has passed away.  The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, November 28 at Baca's Funeral Home in Silver City, NM at 10:00 am.

Oct. 17

Pearl Dunigan's sister Maurine Nelson passed on Saturday night, October 17, 2015. She was 97 years old. She was a dear, sweet, loving and kind lady and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We will be hosting a memorial at 10am October 24 at Bethlehem Masonic Lodge in Belen. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association, available online 

Maurine Nelson, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 17, 20l5.

She was born on September 5, 1918, in El Vado, NM - right where the lake is now.

The town was moved to create the lake. There was one brother in their family, Harold Browning, and Pearl was her only sister.

The family moved to Long Beach, California, where Pearl was born. Maurine loved spending her summer and leisure hours on the beach there.

When Dad moved the family to Lindrith, NM, she was in her junior year of High School and went to live with Dad's Brother’s family in Burkburnett, Texas, to finish High School. When she finished High School, she married and began her family.

When Donnie, her oldest son, was a little over a year old, they moved to Albuquerque, where her other two sons, Derrell and Kenneth, were born.

Later in life, she attended Beauty College and spent several years as a Beautician.

She never belonged to any organization until she joined Eastern Star - to be able to travel with Pearl and attend the meetings, instead of sitting outside the door reading!  She treasured the many

friends she made in Star.  Maurine also belonged to the Ladies of the Moose, though was not active in that organization.

Five or six years ago, when Pearl started collecting food coupons for the use of Military Families overseas, Maurine felt it was her job to trim the ones that were not quite cut close enough to the dotted lines so that every bit of postage was used to benefit the families.

She was a joy to her family and to all who knew her.  She was a true homemaker and enjoyed it very much. And everyone who knew her knew she was a true lady. Pearl remembers when they were living in Lindrith and they were playing cards - sitting on the floor, barefooted, when a neighbor boy came to the door.  She would not get up off the floor the entire time he was there - she didn't want him to see her bare feet! And while living in California later in life, she would not so much as go down the hall of the apartment building where she was living in to get her mail without her hair combed and makeup on.  She was very fastidious about her appearance.

Since the sisters were born before "talkies", when Maurine took Pearl to the movies, she would have to read the captions and not being all that old herself, Maurine used to say that many times she would just say anything figuring Pearl wouldn't know the difference!  Once, Maurine lost her money on the bus on the way to the movie and was scared of how she would get them home. She finally asked the ticket girl to loan her a dime for bus fare and returned the next day to return the loan.

Maurine had 3 boys, Donnie, Derrell, and Kenneth, but lost Derrell when he was in his 50-s due to a brain tumor. Kenneth didn’t have any children, but her son, Donnie has several children. Unfortunately, they live out of state, so she didn't get to see them very often. However, she saw Pearl's two girls more often, as she and Pearl were so very close and they shared all of their life together. Kenneth helped to care for his mother and Pearl for many years, living with them here in Los Lunas.

Our Thought and Prayers are with Pearl and Kenneth. Maurine is going to be sorely and lovingly missed by all who knew her.

Modified  September 27, 2016

Grand Chapter of New Mexico Order of the Eastern Star