Our Board Of Trustees

Voting Members

Terry

Terry Hudson, Chairperson

2017
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 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 57 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 DM 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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Ashley

Ashley Buss, Vice Chairperson

(2019)
• 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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Beth

Beth Spangler, Treasurer

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. She is a member of Dawn #125 in Aurora, Colorado. During that time she has served as Martha, Associate Conductress, Conductress, Associate Matron- twice, Worthy Matron- twice, and also as Grand Martha in 2011-2012 for the Grand Chapter of Colorado Order Eastern Star. Beth enjoys knitting, reading, and traveling. Having experienced the great care that her father received at 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. She feels this has enabled her to be an advocate not only for the residents of the Home but also for the Order of Eastern Star.

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Lesle

Lesle Thomas, Secretary

(2018)
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..


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Karen-karns

Karen Karns

(2019)
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.


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Herb

Herb Carr

(2017)
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.

Gary

Gary G. Malara

(2018)
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.

Mikemoore

Michael Moore 2020

Mike Moore is a Past Master of Englewood #166, a 2008 Scottish Rite Fellow, the current Junior Grand Stewart and a member of the Grand Lodge of Colorado's Speakers' Bureau. Mike came to Colorado thirty three years ago from Illinois and has loved living in our beautiful state. His wife, Denise, and him have five daughters and seven grand children. Mike has eight books and over two hundred articles published nationally. He is a recognized authority on the early American West and appeared on the History Channel. Mike has run his own business for thirty three years and is happy to be apart of such a great organization and hopes he can be of help while on the Board.

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Carrie

Carrie Andre, Secretary 2021

Carrie is originally from Kansas and attended Wichita State University but relocated to Colorado in 1985 where she continued pursuit of her degree at Metropolitan State University and finished her degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix. Carrie started her career in a Primary Care office at the tender age of 16 as a medical biller and back office assistant. She has worked in various industries including Medical, Insurance, Landscaping, Non Profit, High Tech, Financial and Global Relocation. She has 36 years of accounting experience and 15 years of human resource management experience. Carrie was initiated into Eastern Star in 1983 at Ninnescah Chapter #423, Clearwater, Kansas and was involved with the Kansas Masonic Home and Organist for multiple Bethels. Recently, she was back home and participated with the Comanche Lodge #295 Community Thanksgiving Dinner and served meals alongside the Deputy Grand Master. She moved her membership to Dawn Chapter #125, Aurora, Colorado in 1986. She is a charter member of Star Catchers, a group dedicated to raising awareness of Masonic bodies in Colorado, active in multiple Chapters as Organist and for 2016-2017 Grand Chapter as Grand Organist. Carrie has served her chapters as Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, Electa, Chaplain, Marshal, Organist, Associate Conductress, Conductress, Associate Matron and Worth Matron. Since the return from her sabbatical to raise her daughter, Carrie has been very active at the Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus activities. She looks forward to increasing participation in and awareness of the Home during her tenure as a Board member. In her spare time, Carrie likes to can, quilt, sew, play the piano, do crafts and swim. She is excited to represent all the residents of the Home and especially honored to steward for members of the Home that have served our great Order.

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Non-Voting Members

Pat Mammenga, WGM (2017)

David Ramsey, WGP (2017)

Shirley Day AGM (2018)

Les Sailor AGP (2018)

Robert D. Elsloo, GM (2017)

Vern Turner, DGM (2018)

Teressa Hudson, Recording Secretary