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Passing Of Brother Irvine Lawrence Urie 32° KCCH


The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother Irvine Lawrence Urie, 32° KCCH, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.

Brother Irv Urie was born on October 13, 1936 in Houlton Oregon to Glenn and Anna-Gunheild Urie and passed to the Celestial Lodge on Friday April 29, 2022 at 85 years of age in Medford Oregon of a heart attack and stroke. Brother Irv was raised in Reedsport, Oregon where he graduated and then went to College and received a degree in Business.  He met and married Ruth Fisher while working at Walker Weeper Trailer as a salesman and they gave birth to their only Son William Urie a couple of years later.  The marriage ended in 1978 and Irv went on to marry two more times before his death. Irv was an avid fisherman and guide/outfitter for over sixty years, running River Trips Unlimited.  He was admired and respected by so many for his dedication to preserving our natural resources and fish runs.  He diligently kept copious records of water levels, temperatures and salmon and steelhead counts on the Rogue River throughout the years.

Irv was a member of Warren Masonic Lodge #10 in Jacksonville Oregon for over 50 years and remained an active member  until the time of his passing.  Brother Urie received his Scottish Rite 32° on May 27, 1972 at the Central Point Valley Scottish Rite and was a member of the Medford Valley Scottish Rite.  He was to receive his 50 Year Scottish Rite Service Certificate, Pin and Blue Cap at our next Stated Meeting two weeks from now.  Irv was a Charter Member of the Medford Chapter of the Knights of Saint Andrew and became Emeritus Member upon his receiving the Honours of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour on November 9, 2015.  He remained an active member of the Scottish Rite until his passing.  Brother Urie was 50 year plus member of Hillah Shriners in Medford, Oregon and was Potentate of Hillah Shriners in 2009 as well as an active member of numerous other Masonic Organizations.   He was known and loved by all who knew him.  A true man and Mason; Irv will be sorely missed.

The Masonic Memorial Service for Brother Irv, is presently being planned.  No information is available at this time.   Further information will be forthcoming when plans are announced.

UPDATE:  See the information above for the planned Celebration of Life to be held for Brother Irv on May 28th, 2022 at 1 PM at 3537 S. Fork Little Butte Creek Road in Eagle Point, Oregon.

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