In April, Representative Dennis Johnson, Oklahoma House of Representatives, informed us that a presentation ceremony was scheduled, of a citation in recognition of Brian Wolff ‘s 40 years of service as the administrator of Duncan Community Residence.
Caption information provided by Brian: Next to Brian on his right is Sue Snider, 85 years old, who has been a supporter of DCR even before the first resident moved in on May 15th, 1975. She helped clean the first facility that housed the Residence in preparation for the first residents. She was a member of the Board of Directors. for several years She worked as a cook/attendant and served as Brian’s assistant for several years. She continues to make monthly contributions.
The last photo is of family and friends who came to watch the ceremony along with Representative Johnson and myself. From left to right are brother-in-law from Eufaula, OK, Phil Baker; pastor friend from Norman, OK, Eddie West; sister from Eufaula, Bea Baker; niece from Dallas, TX, Nancy Wolff; sister from Bismarck, ND, Evelyn Buchfink; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church congregation president Howdy Stout and his wife Tania; DCR Board President Brenda Knabe(face partially hidden), Sue Snider in wheel chair with her daughter behind her, Laura Hare, Delois and Leon Farris, member of DCR Board of Directors and initiator of citation and Deacon John O’Neill, long time friend from Tulsa, OK.
As friend, Webmaster for this site and PT employee of DCR, this page brings an extra smile. Nearly ten years ago, while working for a local newspaper, one of my first tasks was to layout a full page story about Brian. I was new in town, very new to that job and likely read every sentence a dozen times as I worked to make the page perfect to impress my boss.
It was fun to read a true story of someone who met their destiny like this. Filled a need, built a life, became a person you want to know. Notes in italic by Jim Amidon
Update added 6-2-16: