July 1925 - December 1970
Gus Wilson's Model Garage
Mary Viramontes-2005 Classified Employee of the Year
has been instrumental in getting all the Gus stories transcribed into Word
documents. Even though she has had to pace herself due to health concerns
she continues to send me completed transcription. I met Mary when she
came to work for me at the school district. At that time she had been
retired for several years but her "nervous energy" must've gotten the best
of her. She was my "right hand" person, the one I could always rely
on, and she became a dear friend. She volunteered to help with the Gus
transcriptions, probably in response to viewing my 2 finger typing method.
It's an amazing body of work. There are 529 individual stories in the
series. and at my rate of typing I'd have been in the ground before it was
half completed. Mary as well as Don Miller have been instrumental in
archiving the series. We hope you enjoy your visit with Gus.
Mary passed away 10/20/2010 after a long struggle with kidney failure. She fought hard until the end as was her way and is sorely missed. She was a dear and true friend. (Eulogy)