Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathy to Gale's family and close friends. It's been a long time since I've talked with Gale at Boise Cascade, but I know he was a good person and he will be missed.

Posted by Harold and Donna Pippin - Monmouth, OR   June 05, 2009

Gale Abrams was my best friend. We shared life's experiences in the Masonic Lodge, with the Boy Scouts when my son was a youngster and on our weekend wood-cutting expeditions. We made a number of glorious trips through Southeastern Oregon en route to the annual Masonic camp-out at Malheur Cave. Gale was a kind and decent man. We all will miss him.

Posted by Scott McArthur - Monmouth, OR   June 04, 2009

We will miss Gale. I thoughts are with the family.

Posted by Jon,Dyrel & Becky Alleman - Stayton, OR   May 29, 2009

On this day, May 25th, 2009, we tender to the relatives of Brother Gale our heartfelt sympathies, and for consolation can only point them to the Supreme Grand Master who has summoned him from his labors in the Lodge below to the Grand Lodge above.

Gale was the Master of Lyon Lodge No. 29 A.F. & A.M. during America’s Bicentennial year - 1976.

He held many stations in the Lodge including that of Secretary for several years.

For the better part of the last 15 years he was most often found in the kitchen and served as Junior Steward until his health began to deteriorate.

Brother Gale was a marvelous lecturer and was the conferring Master for many a degree.

He was an excellent coach of the Masonic work and assisted many a Brother through the degrees of our Fraternity, myself included.

Gale was awarded the Hiram Award from the members of Lyon Lodge because he exhibited outstanding qualities of service and leadership by precept and example well above what is considered normal.

Gale Abrams had an infectious laugh and a wry sense of humor. May his life be a testament to all Masons.

Posted by Patrick Pinkerton - Monmouth, OR   May 29, 2009

While I knew Gale for only a short time, he was always kind and fun to be around.
We will miss him

Bro. James Van Anda
Sr. Warden
Jennings Lodge # 9
Dallas, OR

Posted by James Van Anda - Keize, OR   May 28, 2009

Gale and My sister Claudia attended Rainier High School together. My father Alex and Gale attended many lodge meetings together and enjoyed a great Fraternal friendship. His presence and humor always added to the pleasure of our meetings. We will miss him.

Posted by Dick & Dan Unruh - Monmouth, OR   May 27, 2009

To the Abrams Family -
It was my honor to have known Gale and to have him as one of my officers last year. He was always there with a smile on his face and a good word for everyone. I will miss Gale and his presence with us. May God grant each of you strength during this time and give you peace to know that Gale is in that eternal house not made with hands.
All my best
Jay Carey PM Lyon Lodge 2008

Posted by W Jay Carey - Monmouth, OR   May 27, 2009

our sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family.

jane-shaylyn connelly

Posted by jane connelly - monmouth, OR   May 27, 2009

I'll never forget Abe. When we first moved to Monmouth in 1966, the Abrams were our neighbors on Madrona St. Randy became my first friend in Monmouth, and our families spent a lot of time together. Even after Abe and Betty moved the family across town to Stadium Drive, we would be over there a lot.
Abe was our Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts, and boy, did he make an impression! If you ever hiked with your hands in your pockets, he'd bark "Nobody ever got anywhere in life with their hands in their pockets!" Back then Abe used to scare the heck out of me.
As life went on, and I continued to spend a lot of time at the Abrams' household with Randy, I grew to know that Abe had a great heart. It really came home when Randy died. You could see the care in his eyes and how would shake your hand.
Abe will be greatly missed, but I also know that he lives on in some way in all of those he met.

Posted by Wes Milligan - Portland, OR   May 27, 2009