In Memoriam

Brother Earl M. Ayles was born on August 8, 1938 in Dallas, Texas.  At the age of 22 he petitioned Gibraltar Lodge #1179 for the Degrees of Freemasonry.  On December 26, 1961 Brother Ayles was made a Master Mason at Gibraltar Lodge.  In January of 2002 Brother Ayles affiliated with our Irving Lodge #1218 as a Plural Member.  Irving Masonic Lodge recognized Brother Ayles for 50 years of Masonic service on October 15, 2011.

Brother Marion DiMaggio (often called “Joe” DiMaggio) was born on January 23, 1919 in DuQuoin, Illinois.  He petitioned Trinity Valley Lodge #1048, Dallas, Texas and was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason on February 11, 1953.  Brother DiMaggio was made a Master Mason in Trinity Valley Lodge on July 22, 1953.  He later moved his membership to Love Field Lodge #1274 in Dallas.  On January 11, 1994 Brother DiMaggio affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 as a Plural Member from Love Field Lodge and ultimately made Irving his Parent Lodge.  Irving Masonic Lodge recognized Brother DiMaggio for 50 years of Masonic service on October 18, 2003.

Brother Kenneth Lee Miller was born on April 23, 1924 near Sadler, Texas.  He petitioned for the Degrees in Freemasonry at Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 in August 1955.  Brother Miller was Initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason on November 14, 1955.  On April 2, 1956 he was made a Master Mason.  Irving Masonic Lodge recognized Brother Miller for 50 years of Masonic service on October 29, 2005.

“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.” (Isaiah 35:4)

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of our Brothers as we record their Passing in our Lodge of Sorrow.