Canon City, CO 610

Lodge Of Sorrow

To Our Absent Members

You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes. This is to remind you that with Elks, the hour of 11 has a tender significance.

Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs.

It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more.

Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken.

Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message:

"To Our Absent Members."


Member Oscar Green was initiated on February 20, 1946 passed away October 3, 2010 Member John Ulsh was initiated on March 28, 1951, passed away July 15, 2010 Member H. Lynn Sakrison was initiated on December 10, 1947, passed away July 9, 2010 Member Tommy Leon O’Bannon was initiated on February 18, 2009 passed away April 16, 2010 Member William Grabin was initiated on June 15, 2005 passed away March 31, 2010 Member George Rupp was initiated on March 2, 1968 passed away March 17, 2010 Member Hershel L. Burger was initiated on January 22, 1941 passed away March 16, 2010 Member Dallas Hayden Dunn, Sr. was initiated on December 4, 1945 passed away February 17, 2010 Life Member Floyd Kern 91 years old passed away October 29, 2009 in Canon City. Floyd had been a member 61 years. Life Member Robert C. “Bob” Olson passed away October 27, 2009 in Canon City. Bob had been an Elk in our Lodge for 39 years Member F. Purdy Manire was initiated on May 18, 1988 passed away August 5, 2009 Purdy has lived in Arlington, TX for several years Life Member Fred Davidson, 87 passed away July 5, 2009 in Canon City. Member Augustine Cruz Jr. 65 passed away June 6, 2009 in Canon City. Member Jack Villagrana, 78 Passed away May 12, 2009 Life Member F. Wilber Meyer, 75 year member Lodges oldest and Longest member Passed away April 27, 2009, at age 95 in Denver. Life Member Myron Greenwood Passed away October 23, 2008 Life Member O.V. Marquante Passed away December 17, 2007 at home in Canon City. Member William Rutherford passed away on October 10, 2007 in Penrose Life member and the Lodges Oldest and longest member Roy Pray, 97 years old passed away Sept 15, 2007 in Canon City Member Herbert Sharpe passed away on September 4, 2007 Member Ted Dell passed away July 19, 2007 in Pueblo Past Exalted Ruler Bob Penny passed away July 13, 2007 Life Member Oscar Gerald passed away on June 4, 2007 at the age of 101. Member Salvatore Nazzicse passed away June 30, 2007 Life Member George Webb passed away February 14, 2007 Life Member Marvin Owens passed away January 6, 2007 Member William Spencer passed away November 19, 2006 in Oklahoma Member Larry Rand passed away November 10, 2006 Life Member Gene Cater passed away on October 2, 2006 Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, PER, Past State Trustee James P. Rupp Passed Away July 12, 2006 Life Member Ivan W. Frasher, Passed Away April 15, 2006 Life Member Elmer J Smaller, Passed Away February 15, 2006 Member Albert V. Young, Passed Away February 6, 2006 Life Member Dr. Jack Vincent MD. Passed Away December 12, 2005 Member Fred Teter Passed away November 25, 2005 Life Member Clarence Burman, Passed away November 19, 2005 Life Member Daniel Willyard 74, Passed away October 27, 2005 in Pueblo. Member Gene Dillashaw Passed away September 4, 2005 in Meeker Colorado. Life Member Dominic Cingoranelli 84, Passed away August 28, 2005 in Pueblo Colorado. Life Member Elston C. Bratton 91, Passed away July 26, 2005 in Salem Oregon. Past Exalted Ruler Charles T. McAndries Passed away April 30, 2005 Past Exalted Ruler Bill Black Passed away January 14, 2005 John Bailey Bridges Passed away January 14, 2005 "In Vain we call. They have passed into the light which is beyond the valley of death"