WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO
On Thursday evening, August 13, 1959, a meeting was held of the Wheatridge Masonic Club to plan for a new Lodge. The last day for signing the dispensation was set for August 26, 1959. This Club had been meeting since spring and was now formally asking for a dispensation. Brother W. C. Leonard was the President of this Club.
Dispensation was issued to open and form a Lodge to be known as Wheat Ridge Lodge U. D. on September 29, 1959 by Most Worshipful Brother Clifford M. Gobble with Brothers William Orville Kingston, Worshipful Master, George Louis Behen, Senior Warden and Kenneth Case Gray, Junior Warden. There were 41 names of Master Masons on the dispensation. The Lodge formally received the dispensation on October 8, 1959.
The Committee on Charters recommended that Wheatridge Lodge U. D. be given its charter since they had held regular meetings, the by-laws were approved and other requirements had been met.
On Saturday, February 13, 1960, Wheat Ridge Lodge No. 187 was chartered by Most Worshipful Brother Carlton M. Ray, Grand Master of Masons in Colorado at the Arvada Masonic Temple. The following officers were installed: K. S. Gray, Worshipful Master; W. C. Leonard, Senior Warden; H. L. Hamil, Junior Warden; L. C. Lewan, Treasurer; and O. C. Milburn, Secretary.
Present membership 90