September 28, 2006 - Issue: Vol. 152, No. 124 — Daily Edition109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - 2nd Session
TRIBUTE TO BEVERLY WILSON; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 124
(Extensions of Remarks - September 28, 2006)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1875] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO BEVERLY WILSON ______ HON. JOHN T. DOOLITTLE of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Mr. DOOLITTLE. Mr. Speaker, whether she was called Beverly, Bev, Mom, Grandma, Dear Friend or the Mail Lady, Beverly Wilson was known by all for her compassion and generous spirit. Bev was a fifty-year resident of Lincoln, California, and served as a postal carrier for 26 years. Tragically, Bev was killed in the line of duty a mere four weeks short of retirement. Beverly dedicated her life to bringing joy to those around her. She was an ideal co-worker. She gently guided her younger colleagues through thoughtful gestures and kind words. For no occasion at all, she would surprise her fellow workers with homemade baked goods, fresh vegetables from her garden, or jarred pomegranate jellies. The people who worked alongside Bev knew that, in her, they had a true friend. Her customers thought the world of Bev. She took the time to know each of them, and her association with the people she serviced grew into friendships that lasted decades. While seeing them six days a week for twenty-six years, Bev shared the lives of her patrons, delighting alongside them during their joyous moments and providing warm comfort in times of sorrow. One of Bev's sons once asked, ``How can one little old woman touch the lives of so many people?'' Beverly Wilson was the proud mother of five children and fifteen grandchildren. While she spent so much of her time doing good deeds for her customers, co-workers and other friends, she always had time for her family. Beverly's fifteen grandchildren could always expect a card from ``Grandma Bev'' on their birthdays, as she never missed even one. Beverly Wilson remains an example of dedication and kindheartedness today. When the residents of Lincoln, CA visit the new postal facility named after her, they will be inspired by the memories of such an outstanding and considerate individual. ____________________