Edward Milton Rodgers was born and raised in the San Louis Obispo California
area attending public school. He joined the Army in September 1946 and recieved an honorable discharge having received the rank of Sergeant.
After attending the University of San Francisco he pursued a career in sales – seeing more a vocation he excelled as he operated several wholesale and retail businesses including insurance, real estate and food specialties.
Edward joined the Oceano Lodge in 1973 as a charter member and served as Exalted Ruler in 1978-1979.
He will be missed but never forgotten. Additional details will be forthcoming.
You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes.
This is to remind us that with Elks, the hour of 11 has a tender significance.
Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs.
It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more.
Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken.
Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message,
“To our absent members.”