This week in local history: Mrs. Marguerite Birdsill to retire from phone service |

This week in local history: Mrs. Marguerite Birdsill to retire from phone service

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Marguerite Birdsill

Mrs. Marguerite Birdsill, chief operator in the Granby Office since 1950, will retire from Mountain Bell Telephone effective June 15, 1971. She will retire with 25 years of service.

Mrs. Birdsill went to work as an operator in the first office in Granby in 1946. She was promoted to her present position in 1950.

She has been very active in the Granby Women’s Club, Eastern Star and has done considerable work with the Rainbow Girls. Along with her many duties she found time to raise three boys, Theodore, James and Albert, and be a housewife also. Her husband, Vern, his well known in Granby as he held the position of town marshal for many years, retiring in 1970 due to ill health.

Marguerite says she will certainly enjoy going back to being a full-time housewife. She and Vern have plans to do quite a bit of traveling. Most of all she will enjoy being a grandmother to wonderful grandchildren.

Her many friends and fellow employees wish her a very happy retirement.

Originally printed in the May 7, 1971 edition of Sky-Hi News.

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