retirement for lisa

Western Region Wachovia News, Jan./Feb./Mar. 1981

As it happens in the course of things, the Trust Department is losing to retirement at the end of April a truly grand lady, Louisa C. Reynolds. Lisa was employed by Wachovia in the Trust Department in 1936. She jokingly refers to herself as now having come full circle, being the "baby" of the department at one time and now the oldest. She left Wachovia in 1939 to devote all her time to her sons Alan and Tom. Lisa returned to her job in 1951, and has since followed a career path from secretary to Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer.

Retirement for Lisa will mean anything but idleness. Her Altrusa Club activities and membership in the Asheville Business and Professional Women's Club will be keeping her busy. She also enjoys bridge and other hobbies. There will be family activities too - son Alan and his family live in Holland, where Alan is employed by Shell Oil Research in Amsterdam. This summer, Alan's oldest son, Kley, will be spending five weeks with Lisa and celebrating his 17th birthday while here in the United States. Then Lisa will return to Amsterdam with Kley for an extended visit. She has two other grandchildren in Amsterdam. Her son, Tom, is much closer to home. He is with Thomas & Howard Wholesale Grocery Company in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

For those of us such as myself who have known Lisa for only a short while, as well as those who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with her for several years, it will not be easy to be without her. It is a gratifying experience to have worked with someone who has the utmost respect of our bank customers and her fellow employees alike. Lisa has that special talent of making anyone feel at ease with her in any situation. She is, in the truest way, a fine example of graciousness and charm. We have a good feeling about Lisa's retirement, because we know how much she is looking forward to it. But we will surely miss her. Lisa, we wish you the very best of everything in this new chapter of your life.

Claudia Crosby Trust Department