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C A N A D I A N February 2015


V SUPPLEMENT TO OKLAHOMA LIVING


A Pleasure and a Privilege Recently Retired Employees Look Back at their CVEC Careers


Each new year can bring changes. For three long-time Canadian Valley employees, 2015 brings about a big change; David Lyon, Nancy Lucy, and George Hand have retired. Together, these three have given


110 years of service to CVEC and its members.


“David has always been loyal to CVEC and its members,” says General Manager George Hand. “He consis- tently worked to better the coopera- tive while maintaining his integrity. He never compromised his values in maintaining the accuracy of the co-op’s financial records or his commitment to the membership.


“David could be relied upon to always do the right thing. He’s the kind of person we all like to call ‘friend,’ Hand says. “Now, as David moves on to what we all hope will be a long and well-de- served retirement, we can say honestly that Canadian Valley is a better coop- erative for him having been employed here.”


David Lyon


David Lyon began his co-op career as a dispatcher in 1971 after attending school at East Central University where he majored in accounting.


After a while he moved into the ac- counting section, then was promoted to manager of accounting. Lyon’s responsibilities included overseeing accounting procedures, payroll, work orders, accounts payable and receivable, and purchase orders. Throughout his career he supervised three to five employees.


David and his wife Debbie live in Seminole and are the parents of two daughters and four grandchildren. They had plans to travel, but a detached retina and two eye surgeries that oc- curred shortly after David retired have put those plans on hold for the time being. They hope David’s situation improves and they can spend time with the grandchildren, and begin those travel plans.


David says he is enjoying retire- ment, but misses the people he worked with.


“When you work with people for 43 years, they become like family to you,” he says.


One of those family members is


Nancy Lucy, who retired December 31 ending a 37-year career at CVEC. Nancy began at CVEC in 1977


as an engineering aide. She has also served as a billing clerk, accounts re- ceivable coordinator, and office man- ager’s secretary before being named manager of customer service, which is the title she held when she retired.


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Nancy Lucy


In her time at the co-op there have been a lot of changes, but Nancy feels none have had a larger impact than the expansion of technology. “We used to have a great big com-


puter, a Univac, I think it was called, and it took up two rooms,” she says. “No one had individual computers, ev- eryone just had typewriters in their of- fices. Member records and files weren’t on computer.


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