i95’s Salute to Greater Danbury Seniors: Josephine Verner
The Home of Rock 'N' Roll has partnered up with American Senior Magazine to give a nod of recognition to local seniors who've done their part in making the Greater Danbury such an incredible place to live.
This week, we give a giant shout-out to 91-year-old, Josephine Verner of Bethel, who has lived an incredible life and was nominated by Josh Reilly. Here's what Josh had to say about Josephine and her accomplishments:
Nearly 91 years old, Josephine has lead a long and active life. She graduated high school at 16, skipping two grades, and went into the workforce in the 1940s. She lived through the Great Depression and WWII, and was active singing at bond rallies.
She was a female pioneer in the workforce in the 1950s, working as a technician at Sperry doing microscopic photography, a step in assisting with growing the crystals for semi-conductors.
Josephine passed the CPA in 1982, and later worked for GE for many years. She has been a Bethel, CT resident since 1961.
Today she is still actively involved with the Quota Club, providing teddy bears to police and fire departments for children in traumatic situations. She is involved in the Bethel VNA and has been a volunteer at the Bethel Library for 18 years. She is also a member of the Red Hats and enjoys her social time.
Thank you, Josephine, for being a pioneer to women in our country's work force and for continuing to be an inspriation for us all.
Each week, we'll continue to highlight a Greater Danbury senior who simply makes this wonderful area a better place to live. The featured senior will receive a $50 gift card to use at an area mall and a one year subscription to American Senior Magazine. Is there a senior in your life who deserves some well-earned recognition?
It could be a grandfather, aunt, friend, or even your mom. It's easy, just fill out the form below. We'll be accepting submissions between 8/21/17 and 11/21/17.