Imagine joining an organization the same year Babe Ruth hit his last three home runs and the Best Picture award went to "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Clark Gable. The year was 1935, and Lucille Tyrrell remembers it vividly.
That was the year she was introduced to Eastern Star/Masonic life by her parents. Tyrrell joined Celestial City Chapter #333 in Pekin, Ill. She moved to Montrose in 1998.
Silver Star Chapter #40, Order of the Eastern Star, recently connected with Tyrrell and was proud to honor her with a long-overdue 75-year pin on behalf of her Illinois chapter. The June 20 presentation was made by Patricia Andrea, also of Montrose, the worthy grand matron of Colorado.
Joining Tyrrell at the celebration was Nellie Clark, a 76-year member of Garnet Chapter #39 in Delta. Both ladies, Tyrrell, 95, and Clark, 97, laughed and shared memories. Tyrrell participates in community affairs in Montrose and Clark is very active in the community as well. She hopes to return to her volunteer duties at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
"We take pride in acknowledging our members regardless of where their home chapter is or was," said Shelley Hoey, worthy matron of Silver Star Chapter #40. "It is with honor that we come together to present the 75-year pin and certificate. Not many are given out and we are thrilled to have Nellie Clark join us."blog comments powered by Disqus