Aug. 30

Charles (Chuck) Eastburn's funeral services.
He passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque following a short hospitalization.
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Tor C.
The address is 426 Austin Avenue ( the street directly behind Bullocks Grocery)
Condolences may be sent to Nina and the girls at 190 Mitchelle Drive, Bosque Farms, NM 87068.
Chuck and Nina are 50+ year members of Eastern Star and both have served Hot Springs Chapter #58 faithfully.  Chuck was one of those "Perpetual" Worthy Patrons, having served numerous times and always willing to go the last mile.  We liked to tease him about Chuck and his harem because he was often the only Brother present at our meetings.  Eastern Star was just one of the many organizations he participated in and he was a vital part of the community as a whole.  Loved and respected by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed in our midst but we know that there is great rejoicing in his Heavenly Home!
Star Love,

Aug. 24

It is with a very heavy heart that I share my sad news:  My sister Louise Robitaille, Grand Conductress elect in Connecticut passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sunday, July 5th after an ugly battle with a very aggressive cancer.  Many of you may have met her as she was the installing officer for David and I last year at our installation.  She and her husband, Harold have visited us every year since we moved to New Mexico. When she discovered Grand Chapter was around the time of year they enjoyed visiting, she planned their trip during Grand Chapter many times.  The Grand Chapter of New Mexico held a special place in her heart as she was Grand Representative of New Mexico in Connecticut a few years back.

Star love,
Lisa L. Bachman
Worthy Matron
Turquoise 71

Aug. 23

    Sisters & Brothers,

    Services for Joe Ash will be in Alamogordo. At the Alamogordo Funeral Home on First Street at 10:00 AM.
    Then the funeral procession will proceed to Tularosa Masonic Cemetery in Tularosa at about 11:00 AM.
    There will be Military Honors, then the Masonic Graveside Service with MW Bill Beckett officiating.
    After the graveside services there will be a reception at Tularosa Masonic Lodge.

Aug. 22

Memorial services for Bill Lewis, PP will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 10:30am, at Temple Lodge #6, 3801 Osuna NE, in Albuquerque. He will receive full military honors at the service, which will be officiated by MWB Jefferson Jordan, GM of Masons in New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Chapter Education Fund in Bill's name, and sent to Debbie Davis, PGM, Grand Secretary.

There will be a light lunch served after the service, hosted by Temple #6.

Aug. 21

My brother in law, Louis Roye, went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 pm today (Thursday).
funeral arrangements are for next Saturday, August 29th at 2pm.
hopefully at the Hatch Baptist Church, but Camille hasn't had time to contact them yet.
so, next saturday at 2 pm for sure, somewhere in Hatch,  let you know later.
there will be a pre dinner served.
Camille's older daughter Darla, will be coming in on Friday evening from Baltimore.
keep us all in your prayers please,

Bill Gray

Aug. 21

Sisters and Brothers:
Ruth Chapter #6 PM, Marilyn Page, has lost her youngest sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Caron.  Marilyn and family are presently in route to New Hampshire - having been detained last night in Pennsylvania due to the storm "Hurricane Danny"  - for the services scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.   Please keep Marilyn and Lloyd in your prayers for their loss and that they all have a safe trip.

Aug. 18

Sister June Gilliland, a member of Hot Springs Chapter #58 in Truth or Consequences, passed away in Casper, Wyoming on July 29, 2015.  She was
 Initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star in Morenci, AZ on November 1, 1949 and affiliated with Hot Springs Chapter #58 December 29, 1964.  She
became a Dual Member of Hatch Chapter #52 in 1991 where she held office for a number of years, as she did in Hot Springs Chapter as well.
Sister June received her Fifty Year pin in 2000 and was very proud to have achieved membership in the Fifty Year Club.
Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Caballo Church with Reverend Jack Cain officiating.

Aug. 18

Sister Dorothy Ford, Past Matron of Hot Springs Chapter #58 in Truth or Consequences, passed away on August 13, 2015 in Roswell, NM.
 She was initiated into Oasis Chapter #33 in Ajo, AZ on November 8, 1967 and affiliated with Hot Springs Chapter #58 February 17, 1976 where she
 served as Worthy Matron in 1990 and 2008.  She became a dual member with Hatch Chapter #52 on September 5, 1991 and received her withdrawal of
 membership when the Chapter surrendered its Charter in May 2015.  Sister Dorothy held office and supported both Chapters throughout her years of
 membership.  She also was a supporter of Hot Springs Rainbow Assembly #27 and attended numerous Grand Assembly sessions with Mother
 Advisor Kay Miller and her girls.  She was a familiar face at Hot Springs High School where she was an avid fan of her Granddaughter Cassandra's
 sports teams and other school activities.  She gave freely of her time and effort to actively participate in everything she became involved in.
 Services for Sister Dorothy will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Truth or Consequences.

July 3

Welch Morgan, PGP - Memoriam

June 29

Sisters & Brothers -

    The Funeral Service for Welch Morgan, PGP will be on Thursday - July 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.  The address is 3321 N. Dal Paso, Hobbs, NM.  Welch wanted a Masonic Service.  There will be a dinner at the Masonic Lodge following the Service.

June 26

Sisters & Brothers -

It is with a great deal of sadness that I relay to you, that Welch Morgan, PGP passed away in his sleep last night.   Funeral Services are pending.

Please keep the Morgan Family in your prayers at this time.

June 12

Memorial services “A Celebration of Life” for J B “Jim” Whitlock will be held on Tuesday June 16, at 10 am at the First Baptist Church on Franklin St. in Hatch.  Lunch will be served at the Church following the services.  If you have a funny story, or just anything you would like to say we will allow time.

Thank you so much for all your love and friendship over the years.

Mary Frances

June 10

Brother JB (Jim) Whitlock, husband of Mary Frances Whitlock, PGM passed away on June 10, 2015.  Services are pending.
Thank you,
Della Bustamante
Granddaughter of JB and Mary Frances

April 4

Sisters & Brothers -

Services will be held for Sister Anne Gluck Hansen at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces, Monday, April 6th, at 2:00 PM. There will be a reception at Aztec Lodge following the funeral services.

Diana Youngren

April 2

Robert Puckett's service is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm. There will be a reception prior to the service at 12:30 am. Both events will take place at The First United Methodist Church, 75 Manzano Expressway, Rio Communities (east of Belen - extension of Reinken and River Road).
Mary Carolyn Puckett, PGM sends her thanks for all prayers and concerns.
Karen Robertson, Secretary of Jessamine #45

March 31

Sisters and Brothers,

With much sadness, I am informing you that our Sister Ann Hansen passed away today at her home.  Ann was a 50 plus year member of Eastern Star and has been the chairman of the Silent Auction for the last several years.   Arrangements are pending.

Diana Youngren
Las Cruces Chapter No. 20

March 31

Mary Carolyn Puckett, PGM just called to say that Bob passed away this morning, March 31st. I asked about an Eastern Star service - she said they are requesting a Masonic Service but not an Eastern Star one. Even though it was eminent, the family needs our prayers.
I will let everyone know when and where services will be held.
Karen Robertson

March 27

Donna Meyer of Georgetown #4 and Tom Meyer regret to inform all, that as of Friday, March 27, my son, Karl M. Thompson was killed by a truck driver while ridding his bike in Georgia. So far no plans have been made as to what to do, just waiting on certain forms to sign to be able to take care of his body (cremation) .  
Donna Meyer
Georgetown#4   PM

March 8

Richard Earl Hamilton II, son of Dick and Connie Hamilton (6), died of sudden illness on March 6,2015.  Please keep Brother Dick and Sister Connie in your prayers.  At this time there is no information regarding services.

Feb. 6

With much sadness, I am informing you that our Brother Robert (Bob) Hamblet (63/74) passed away at 1:00 AM this morning at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe NM.   His brother was contacted and will be making the funeral arrangements.  Information will be made available to all of us as soon as the family decides.
My Sincere Star Love,
Nina Laird
Worthy Matron (63)

Jan. 9

Brother Earle George (45), Father of Past Grand Matron Kitt McKown and husband to Sister Jean George has past away today.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 at the Noblin Funeral Service.  Their address is 418 West Reinken Avenue Belen, NM.  There will be a graveside then a reception at the Belen Masonic Lodge.

Dec. 9

Raymond Everett Pritchett (July 16, 1936 - Dec. 8, 2014)

Dec. 8

Raymond Pritchett passed this morning. Services are pending.  Please keep Sisters Mildred & Ruth Ann Cooper in your thoughts and prayers

Dec. 1

Service information has been confirmed for Sister Pauline Keene.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, December 5th at 11 AM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gallup. A light lunch will follow the service at the church.
Flowers or cards can be sent to her home at 511 Julie Drive in Gallup.  In lieu of flowers, if a person should wish to make a contribution, donations may be made either to:

Order of the Eastern Star
Worthy Grand Patron's Alzheimer's Project
% Mrs. Karen Robertson
P.O. Box 111
Belen, NM  87002
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Program
(for teachers)
% Ms. Clara Enriquez
503 West Wilson
Gallup, NM  87301

Nov. 26

After living 100+ years of an incredible life and fighting a hard fight against ever continuing health issues and the effects of Alzheimer's, Sister Pauline Keene of McKinley Chapter #16/Faith Chapter #69 passed from this life to the next on Wednesday afternoon.  Service times are pending.

Nov. 25

Robert Louis Humphrey (Feb. 27, 1940 - Nov. 20, 2014)

Nov. 21

Funeral for Robert Humphrey is set for Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:00 am
Baca Funeral Home
Highway 180 E. & Delk Drive
Silver City, NM

Masonic and Eastern Star services will be held at the Baca Funeral Home.

Interment will be at the Silver City Masonic Cemetery following the funeral services.
A Meal will follow at the Silver City Masonic Lodge.

Nov. 20

Robert Humphrey(4), husband of Sabra, Father of Sabrina, and  Grandfather of Serina, passed away  this afternoon.
More detail will follow later.

Sept 22

Sister Betty Fisk PM Hot Springs Chapter no. 58 Truth or Consequences NM passed away September 21, 2014. At her request no local services will be held.

Modified  September 1, 2015

Grand Chapter of New Mexico Order of the Eastern Star