Originally created 09/09/04

Women retire after years of service on post



Family, friends and co-workers gathered Sept. 1 to honor three women retiring after a combined total of 114 years and one month in civil service.

"You can't find a group of better people than those working at Fort Gordon," said Vince DiGirolamo, of the Directorate of Resource Management.

Sheila Burnett, Linda Raborn and Joann Prescott all retired from the Installation Management Garrison Resource Management Office on Friday. They were honored at a luncheon at the Gordon Club on Sept. 1.

Mrs. Burnett was a 17-year-old Butler High School graduate when she started her job at Fort Gordon in the summer of 1967. She spent 32 of her 37 years and eight months at Fort Gordon with the Directorate of Information Management.

"The friendships and relationships here go back many years," she said. "We've shared a lot of happiness and sadness."

Ms. Raborn spent 38 years and three months at Fort Gordon, starting out as a clerk and typist.

She worked in the resource management offices of several departments, including the Directorate of Personal and Community Activities, now known as the Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the Directorate of Training and Development.

Ms. Raborn thanked all her friends and relatives for their support over the years.

Ms. Prescott spent 38 years and 2 months at Fort Gordon. She worked with the comptroller in several offices, including the Directorate of Information Management, the Directorate of Personal and Community Activities and the Directorate of Training and Development.

"I don't know what the future holds, but I do know who holds the future," she said.

Reach Charmain Z. Brackett at (803) 441-6927 or czbrackett@hotmail.com.



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