(As the incoming Master of our lodge) please allow me to present my biography for your information.

I was born at Denver, CO. My father, Bro. Jordan E. Detzer (recently deceased), and both my paternal and maternal grandfathers were masons. As my father received his Doctorate in Theology and was an ordained minister in the Methodist Church, our family consisting of my mother, Jeanne, and three brothers, David (deceased May 2006, Jordan and Mark, moved every four years to a different Church in the southwestern area of the USA (Phoenix, Barstow, Lemon Grove, etc.). While living in Lemon Grove, I received the highest award in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout award. In 1966 I spent the entire summer teaching the first aid merit badge and life guarding at Camp Cherry Valley on Catalina Island.

I graduated with a B.A. Degree from the University of Arizona at Tucson. For six years, during the summer months, I was employed in the southern Arizona Catalina Mountains by the U. S. Forest service as a firefighter. During 1971-72 I backpacked about Europe, Morocco and Greece. I met my future bride, Anne Campbell, while she was completing her Masters Degree in Library Science at UA.

I graduated from USUI, California Western School of Law with a Juris Doctors Degree. Anne and I were wed at Torrey Pines State Reserve. Our son, Adam Campbell Detzer, also an Eagle Scout, recently graduated from the University of California at Davis.

I have practiced law in San Diego County for more than 30 years. My area of expertise is probate, wills, trusts and conservatorships. My office is located at 8264 University Ave. in La Mesa. I serve the Continuing Education of the state Bar association as an instructor to other attorneys an conservtorship law. I am a member of the superior Court’s Probate Mediation Panel. The California Department of Corrections utilizes my services as an Administrative Law Judge at Donovan State Prison. For the past 17 years I have been an active member of the Board of Directors of the National City Boys and Girls Clubs. I served 16 years on National City’s Planning Commission. My interests include travel, hiking, backpacking (section hiking the pacific Crest Trail), fly fishing, being married to Anne, being Adam’s Dad, and working to make our world a place where our children’s children will live and prosper.


Ronald J. Detzer, SW

Filed under: SW Hackett San Diego Masonic Lodge No. 574

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