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Monday, November 6, 2017

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

November 6, 2017        

 Billy Joe Hildreth, 33° 

It is with regret, we announce the passing of
Illustrious Brother Billy Joe Hildreth 33º.
Billy Joe joined the Scottish Rite in the Fall of 1973 becoming a Master of the Royal Secret on October 27, 1973.  He served more than 20 years as Chairman of the Dining Room Committee and was an active ritualist.  He was the 2nd recipient of the Loring S. Parker award for outstanding ritual.  Illustrious Brother Hildreth was invested a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1981 and coroneted a 33º Inspector General Honorary in 1997. 
He served as Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery KT of Iowa in 2000 and Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter RAM of Iowa in 2012.  

Billy Joe was a major donor to Scottish Rite and Masonic Charities.  He was the father of Ill. Bryce B. Hildreth, PGM, and Personal Representative of the SGIG for the Des Moines Valley.

Memorials in his honor may be made to: The Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation (519 Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309) or the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (519 Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309)
Visitation: November 9, 2017 5p to 8p 
Ankeny Church of the Brethren
Christian &; Knights Templar Services:
November 10, 2017 11:00 am
Ankeny Church of the Brethren
Interment will be at the Brethren
Cemetery in Elkhart, Iowa

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