Retired to the sticks in Kentucky, and loving it.
After 20 years for me (22 for Scott, AOCS, Ret.), and with the changes that were coming down the pike, we knew it was time to call it quits. We had a double retirement ceremony at Shifting Sands, Dam Neck in fall of 2000, with over 200 friends and relatives in attendance. Was a blast!
The Navy was good to both of us, and we miss the people terribly. However, we still see some good folks every now and then. In fact, the judge from my initiation is only half an hour away (Al Murray, AVCM, Ret.). I miss initiations! We had some great times, and were quite a team, Scotty and I!
If anyone ever longs to see a physical reminder of the beloved "Guppy," we have a tail fin in our yard. Come and see us if you're in the neighborhood!
June T Reis (Norvell), YNC, RET's Blog
Posted on February 14, 2011 at 4:50pm
In memory of AKC(AW) Lowanda Cook-Upshaw Newville, Retired, who passed from this life at 4:40 am Sunday morning, 2/13/11. She leaves behind a son, Joshua, and former husband and close friend, Gary Newville. Lo, you were a classy lady, an outstanding Chief Petty Officer, and a loyal friend, and it was our honor to have worked with you and known you. You touched more lives than you would ever know. You will be missed, but we will see you again! Fair Winds and Following Seas in His Mighty Hands.… Continue