Our Board Of Trustees

Voting Members


Ashley Buss, Vice Chairperson

• Centennial Lodge # 84 A.F. & A.M. Past Master
• Nevada Lodge # 4 A.F. & A.M. Past Master
• Central Lodge # 6 A.F. & A.M. Past Master
• Black Hawk Lodge # 11 A.F. & A.M.
• Georgetown Lodge # 12 A.F. & A.M. Past Master
• Saguache Lodge # 32 A.F. & A.M.
• Minneapolis Lodge # 19 A.F. & A.M.
• Rathcreendan Lodge # 8690 A.F. & A.M.
• Denver Consistory A. & A.S.R. Past Master of Kodoh
• Central City # 1 RAM Past High Priest
• Georgetown # 4 RAM Past High Priest
• Triyan Council # 11 CM Past Grand Master
• Georgetown # 4 KT Past Commander
• 33rd Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction

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Terry Hudson, Chairperson

Terry retired in 1999 after 38 years after of working for five railroads as a Special Agent and a Manager Damage Prevention Services. He became very familiar with change due to mergers and closures during career. Terry married Bonnie 56 years ago and have 3 children and 4 grandsons. He became a Master Mason in Blue Island, Illinois in October 1967. After moving to Colorado, he joined Perfection Lodge #193 and was Worshipful Master in 1978 and in 1995. Terry joined Unity Chapter #97, The Order of Eastern Star, with his daughter in 1996 and served with her as Worthy Patron in 2004 and 2012 and was also Worthy Patron in 2010 and presently Associate Patron.. He is also a dual member with Loyalty #145 and a member of Blackhawk Lodge #11. Terry is a member of Scottish Rite and York Rite, and past High Priest of Royal Arch Chapter #2 in Denver, Past Commander of Denver Commandery #1 and now IPCW in Denver Council #1 Cryptic Masons.. Terry has been a Board of Trustee for 12 years and served as a House of Delegate member 4 years.

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Karen Karns, Treasurer

Karen was raised north of Denver in Fort Lupton. Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Karen went to work for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell as a staff accountant. In 1983, she began working in the oil and gas industry and has been with the same company for nearly 32 years. Karen was initiated into South Gate No. 104 Order of the Eastern Star on April 26, 2007. She has served as Esther, Conductress, and Associate Matron and Worthy Matron. Karen was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in September 2009.Karen is married to Richard Karns and has two grown children and three grandchildren After many years in the accounting and finance profession, Karen feels that her experience will enable her to be a knowledgeable contributor to the Board of Trustees. She is committed to the values and beliefs that the Masonic Family holds to be true and hopes that serving on the Board of Trustees will provide her with the means to further serve this Family.



Janet Nelson, Secretary

Janet Nelson is a 27 year member of Mt. Zion Chapter #133, OES. She is currently District Deputy of the Denver area, I.O.R.G. She is widowed with 4 children, 8 grand children, and still counting on the 18 great grands! Janet is retired from the work force with a background in administration/banking.

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Lesle Thomas

Lesle is a Denver native, a Past Matron of The Order of Eastern Star in South Gate #104 in Denver and a plural member in Trinidad Chapter #1. She has been either a delegate or on the Board of Trustees since 2011. She was actively involved in the construction process of the new Mary Barry Building while serving on the Board of Trustees.
Before retirement from the Corporate world she worked in management and construction of video conference facilities in multiple locations; worked in database management for several non-profits; and had worked over 20 years in the travel industry.
She is looking forward to welcoming all the new residents to our beautiful our new facility. She is very proud of the management team and all the staff members at our facility they have worked very hard to open up the new building, train new staff and receive many new residents..



James (Jim) Harris

Rev. James Harris is the recent appointment of Grand Master Karl Hinkle to the Trustee Board. He has been a Mason since 2000 and has served in numerous offices in the various Masonic bodies. He is currently Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge and Grand Chaplin of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons. He is a retired United Methodist Minister, service 37 years in the ministry.

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Gary G. Malara

Gary Malara has been Master of his Lodge, Fidelity 192, twice, and has been Worthy Patron 4 times for Collins #26. He has been the High Priest, Trice Illustrious Master and Commander of the York Rite in Ft. Collins. He has had the privilege of receiving the KYCH (Knights of the York Cross of Honor) and is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite member. He is the 1st Master Mason of his family, his wife Janet is a Past Worthy Grand Matron, and his 2 daughters are both members of OES.


Beth Spangler

Raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Beth moved to Denver in 1972. She attended Metro State College majoring in accounting. During her working career, Beth worked as head bookkeeper at Green Mountain Bank; Administrative Officer at Western Federal Savings in the accounting department; and was Controller for Lang Management Company. Beth joined Eastern Star at age 18, demitted while raising her family, and rejoined in 2005. During that time she has served as Martha, Associate Conductress, Conductress, Associate Matron- twice, Worthy Matron- twice, and also as Grand Martha of the Grand Chapter of Colorado Order Eastern Star. Beth enjoys knitting, reading, and traveling. Having experienced the great care that her father received in the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, during his illness with Alzheimer’s, Beth feels a need to give her talents and time back to the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus. This has enabled her to be an advocate not only for the residents of the Home but also for the Order of Eastern Star.



Herb Carr

Herbert Carr was raised on the Western Slope of Colorado, but has lived in the Denver Area for 25 years. He has worked in the Telecom Industry as a Contract Analyst for 17 years. He is a Past State Master Councilor of Colorado DeMolay, which he is still involved as an Advisor today. In 2013, he was Master of Columbine Lodge #147. He has been active in Easter Star serving as Worthy Patron of Manzanita #85 for 2014-15. He is also a member of the York Rite bodies. He has two daughters that have been very active in the International Order of Rainbow for Girls and has proudly served as a Rainbow Dad. He has been a member of the House of Delegates and has been active in the community events at our facility.

Non-Voting Members

CherylAnn Craven-Linblad, WGM (2016)

Byron Walker, WGP (2016)

Robert D. Elsloo, GM (2017)

Pat Mammenga, AGM (2017)

David Ramsey, AGP (2017)

Teressa Hudson, Recording Secretary

Vern Turner, DGM (2018)