Room of Remembrances

Passing of Gerald B. Cobb, Grand Master of Pennsylvania

Most Puissant Companion Gerald B. Cobb, Grand Master, Grand Council of Pennsylvania

MIC TeterGene B. Cobb
Grand Master, Grand Council of Pennslyvania
(Photo Credit: Grand Council of PA)

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Gerald B. Cobb (Waymart, Pennsylvania), who passed away on September 14, 2021. Most Puissant Companion Gene B. Cobb served as the 2021-2022 Most Puissant Grand Master of the Grand Council of Pennsylvania. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Gerald B. Cobb to pay them a last tribute.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 19th 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Waymart Church (596 Honesdale Rd, Waymart, PA 18472). The family requires that everyone attending must wear a mask at all times on Sunday. Interment will be private, and held at the convenience of the family.

His Masonic service will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday September 19th 2021, at The Waymart Church 596 Old Carbondale and Honesdale Road, Waymart, P.A. 18472.

Memorial Page: https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/pa/waymart/gerald-b-cobb-13343812

Passing of RIC Kent R. McCandless, 1939-2021

Right Illustrious Companion Kent R. McCandless, Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, Grand Council of Idaho
1939 to 2021

MIC TeterKent R. McCandless, 1928 - 2021
Grand Principal Conducttor of the Work, Grand Council of Idaho

Kent McCandless was born in 1939, one of the last of the pre war models, in Idaho Falls. He was raised in Menan. He lives about 5 miles from where he was born and lives about 10 from where he was raised. Did get to travel some. Lived in Menan, National City CA, Warden WA, Dillon Mt, 

When he joined the Navy at 17 his only duty station was at Kamisaya, Japan. He enjoyed the Japanese People. He was separated October 1960 as a Petty Officer 2nd Class.

He took a temporary job at a Bank in 1960 and 17 years later figured out what he wanted to be when he grew up and joined the Bonneville County Sheriffs Office and served until December 31, 1999. It was a good choice.

While working at the bank he married his Secretary, Rosalyn in 1966. They have three daughters, Kim, Jill and Melanie. Another good choice.

As he was nearing retirement he realized that he would lose his social contacts and started to consider what to do. He had heard of the Masons and a question to one gave him some answers and a petition. Again, another good choice.

He was entered, passed and raised in spring of 1999. He served as Master in 2007 and 2008. He served as DDGM for two years. MWGM Skip Owen appointed him to the Grand Line as Junior Steward, now serving as Senior Grand Warden.

He joined the York Rite Bodies of Idaho Falls and served as High Priest and Illustrious Master. Received the Knight Templar Cross of Honor, and Knight Commander of the Temple, and served as Eminent Commander.

He was serving the Grand Chapter of Idaho as Right Eminent Grand King and Grand Council as Right Illustrious Grand Principle Conductor of the Work. He is a Past Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Idaho.

He belongs to the three Idaho York Rite chair degrees.

He is a past Sovereign Master of Red Cross of Constantine, Past Governor of York Rite College, Past Sovereign AMD, Member of KYCH. Member HRAKTP, Member Societas Rosicruciana.

He is a 33rd Degree Mason in Scottish Rite.

Passing of MIC Ernest Ivan Teter, 1928-2021

Most Illustrious Companion Ernest Ivan Teter, Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Idaho
August 17, 1928, to August 11, 2021

MIC TeterErnest Ivan Teter, 1928 - 2021
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Idaho

Ernest Ivan Teter was born August 17, 1928, and died in Nampa, Idaho, on August 11, 2021.

MIC Ernie served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. He successfully completed a career in the service of his country.

Ernie was a member of Capital City Lodge #93 of the Grand Lodge of Idaho A.F.&A.M. in Boise, Idaho. MIC Ernie became a Royal Arch Mason on April 24, 1975, a Select Master on April 24, 1975, and a Knight Templar on April 26, 1975. He served the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons as Grand High Priest in 1993-94, the Grand Council of Idaho as Illustrious Grand Master in 1996-97, and the Grand Commandery of Idaho in 1991-92. He served the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America as the Northwest Department Commander from 1994 to 1997 and Chairman of the College of Honors. He was a member of St Michael Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, and a Past Sovereign. Also, he was a member of Redemption Tabernacle No XL, Holy Royal Arch Templar Priests, and Past Preceptor and Knight Commander.

Passing of RIC Jack Hourguettes Jr., 1951-2021

Right Illustrious Companion Jack Hourguettes Jr., Deputy Grand Grand Master, Grand Council of MIssissippi
November 24, 1951 to July 19, 2021

RIC HourguettasJack Hourguettes, Jr., 1951 - 2021
Deputy Grand Master, Grand Council of Mississippi

Jack Hourguettes, Jr. passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, at his home in Florence, Mississippi. He was 69 years and was serving as the Deputy Master to the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters for Mississippi. Shortly before his final illness, Bro. Hourguettes committed the Order of the Temple to memory, and he was able to confer it.

His funeral was at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, and he was buried at Star Cemetery. Jack was born November 24, 1951 in Methodist Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS to the late Jack, Sr. and Martha Jo Hourguettes. He served his country proudly for 34+ years achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army. He retired from the G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center after working there over 30 year. He also served his church, Star Baptist Church as a Deacon and a Men’s Ministry Leader. He was a Master Mason and a licensed HAM Radio Operator. He loved his family and friends and he enjoyed playing golf and playing the trumpet as well as photography. He loved his Alabama “Roll Tide” Football Team and was an avid historian

Jack is survived by his wife of over 23 years, Cheryl Hourguettes of Florence, MS; sons, Jeremy Rollings (Melanie) of Pearl, Jack Hourguettes III (Merrell) of Gluckstadt, and Patrick Hourguettes of Jackson; daughters, Jessica (Shane) Bass of Purvis and Jennifer (Adam) McAdory of Dixie, MS; sister, JoAnne Guthrie (J.D.) of Moselle, MS; 7 grandchildren, Michael Rogers, Anthony (Mary) Snell, Jacob Snell, Gunner Bass, Aiden Bass, John Patrick McAdory, and Hallie Gail Hourguettes. Bro. Hourguettes and his father were able to watch his son, Jack III, receive his York Rite degrees, as three consecutive living generations of Hourguettes.