moved to the desert in 1965 when her husband accepted a position with Metropolitan. A native of Oklahoma, she initially thought her new surroundings were a bit like going “to the ends of the Earth.” Today, she feels very differently and says the desert is a very beautiful place to live.
Her own career with Metropolitan began 40 years ago when she was hired as part-time kitchen server at Iron Mountain. Later, she was promoted to cook. Since she enjoyed cooking meals and baking, it was a natural fit and
often allowed the crew to make meal selections.
Her family lived in District housing and raised three children who rode the school bus each day from Iron Mountain to Eagle Mountain so they could attend school.
As a recurrent employee at Gene, she has held various positions at the pump plant including Utility Worker.
now serves as a Storekeeper III with responsibility for the Gene Camp warehouse and maintaining about 5,000 stock items.
Outside of work,
volunteer for Doe’s, a charity organization with a food bank and fundraising activities, including her own favorite event, “Dogs for the Deaf.”
Asked what advice she would give a new employee,
says: “Never give up, work your hardest and have fun.”