Proving that longevity, health and a solid work ethic are still the best prescriptions and are solidly interrelated, Wollesen of Marietta was recently honored in multiple celebrations for her continuing energies and difference she makes for others.
More than 20 years ago as an employee, Wollesen founded and still chairs the original Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia Ambassadors that eventually evolved into the BCBS Club retirees association (one of the first in the country). Aside from the recent monthly meeting where Wollesen was honored for her commitment and dedication, BCBS will open its executive boardroom with all previous executive officers in attendance in October for the group’s milestone celebrations and specifically honoring her accomplishments yet again.
On Aug. 6, a Southern-style picnic was conducted on the Village Green Lawn amid the observance of Smyrna’s annual birthday celebrations. Headliner group Banks & Shane performed a special tribute song for Wollesen.
The next day included an island-themed party celebration at her home with family, friends, and relatives. Among the attendees sharing in this event were area residents Eleanor Agers, Joe and Chase Clements, Mary Louise Hammond, Margaret Hudder, Dot Revis and Jenny Roberts. Out-of-town attendees included Bonnie and Vernon Langford of St. Simons Island (Leona’s daughter and son-in-law); granddaughter Mendie Langford of Woodstock; grandson Scott Langford formerly of Douglasville; granddaughter Terri Langford Martin, husband Pat and children, Emily and James all of Clarksville, Tenn., and son, Woody Wollesen of Dickerson, Md., currently relocating in retirement to Georgia.
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Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at email@example.com. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.