RWB Ralph A. Easley, Deputy Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico 2018
RWB Ralph Arnold Easley was born in Sacramento, California on September 21, 1958 to Franklin Arnold and Amy Maxine Easley. In 1975, right out of High School he joined the US NAVY and served aboard the USS Schenectady, LST–1185, a Newport class tank landing ship, based in San Diego, CA and served throughout the pacific until 1979. After his discharge he attended American River College for 2 years.
He married Patricia Lee “Tisch” Blandford in 1988. They have 3 children, Garret Michael, Leah Warner, and Brett Easley and 4 grandchildren, Evelyn and Jamie Warner, and Marek and Milla Michael.
In 1980 he went to work as a Civil Service Employee at the McClellan AFB in Sacramento, CA as a Pneudraulics Systems Mechanic. He moved to Edgewood, NM in 1996 and Retired as a work supervisor for the Department of Defense in 2013.
RWB Ralph Easley was initiated in Estancia Masonic Lodge No. 33 in 2001. In 2002, he was among 21 Masons who requested a dispensation to form a new lodge in Edgewood and was one of 48 Charter members of Edgewood Masonic Lodge No. 82 in 2003. Ralph served as Worshipful Master in 2006 and was appointed Tyler for his Lodge for 2009.
RWB Ralph became a member of the Scottish Rite in 2003. Ralph became Co-Chairman of Wardrobe after the Fall Reunion of 2008 and has worked in 17thand 32ndDegrees for the Spring and Fall Reunions. RWB Ralph received KCCH Honors in 2009 and took on the Asst. Building Chairman position, eventually assuming the Chairman position in 2010. He was appointed as the first Scottish Rite Ambassador for the 5th Masonic District in 2009 by Ill. Tom Payne SGIG and served in that position until the spring of 2012, when he was appointed Personal Representative in the Valley of Santa Fe. In 2013, RWB Ralph received his 33rd degree in Washington, DC and is currently a member of the Valley of Las Cruces. RWB Ralph is a Noble in Ballut Abyad Shrine of New Mexico.
In 2006, RWB Ralph served MWB Jimmie Berkey, as Grand Marshal and Chairman of the Grand Master’s Annual Communication Committee. The following year he served again as Grand Marshal for MWB Arthur Tunnell. In 2010, RWB Ralph was appointed DDGL for the 5th Masonic District by MWB Gary Deck. MWB Bobby Arther and MWB Josh Lightle appointed RWB Easley as DDGM for the 5th District in 2011 and 2012 respectfully. In 2013 MWB Kevin Schwebel appointed RWB Ralph to the Grand Lodge progressive line as Junior Grand Deacon