Lorraine Casados and Rosalie Maestas retired from Los Alamos Medical Center Thursday, Feb. 27. Between them, the women have 98 years of service to the hospital’s Materials Management Division.
Casados has 54 years of service and Maestas 44 years. Casados joined the hospital staff in 1959. Maestas came to the hospital in 1969.
“They’ve both been excellent employees,” supervisor Charles Morris said. “They know a lot of history about the hospital and the town. They are wonderful ladies and we’ll miss them dearly.”
Michael McNaughton has worked in Materials Management with Casados and Maestas for 11 years.
“Not only am I losing all their knowledge, I’m losing two friends,” he said. “I’ll miss seeing them every day.”
Maestas said she’s taking retirement one day at a time. She’s not sure yet how she’ll spend her days. Casados plans to take it easy a while and catch up with projects at home. After that, some traveling may be in her future.