Today, we wished Shirley all the best as she worked her last day at Zenith, and started her well-deserved retirement.
We thank Shirley for her 14 years of service at Zenith Aircraft Company.
Shirley is pictured here with Joyce (middle) and Linda (left, Shirley's replacement).
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Comment by Dr. Edward L. Olds III on February 27, 2013 at 5:59pm

Please pass on my very best to Shirley in her retirement.  Both she and Joyce deserve a lot of the credit for my  having a flying airplane!  She was a great ambassador for Zenith and a truly nice lady to visit with over the phone or in person.


Comment by Bill Bear on February 22, 2013 at 2:07am

Please pass along my best regards to Shirley on her well deserved retirement.  I have appreciated her assistance in the past and know that Joyce and Linda will continue the high quality of customer service we have enjoyed in the past.Happy Retirement from this Alaskan builder !


Comment by Ben Schaefer on February 19, 2013 at 11:34pm

Welcome Joyce and Linda!  Now I have someone new to call and ask ridiculous questions too.  Miss you Shirley, you have been wonderful!


Comment by Rich M Ward on February 18, 2013 at 4:41pm

Thanks, Shirley. You've been a good voice for Zenith. Helpful, respectful, good-natured. And Linda -- welcome to the front line. May your days be long in the land. The whole crew has a great reputation, Good luck to all of you. Happy Chinese New Year. Happy Valentine's Day.  -- rich ward

Comment by Chris Aysen on February 18, 2013 at 7:18am

Ms. Shirley, Thank you for all the help over the years! Wishing you all the best!


Comment by Joseph F. Truncale on February 17, 2013 at 11:50am

Hmm, Shirley, often in aerospace, valuable employees retire only to be promptly recalled as consultants at handsome hourly rates...  I'm just sayin'...

Seriously, best to you and thanks,


Comment by Dave Joyce on February 16, 2013 at 6:48pm
Happy retirement Shirley. Thanks for all your help.
Comment by James R Depfer Sr. on February 16, 2013 at 4:08pm

I'm sure you deserve retirement, but I hate to see you go. You've always provided more service than just taking and filling orders. I really have appreciated all the additional help on those hard to find parts.

Comment by Kenneth Buchmann on February 16, 2013 at 2:49pm

Thank you Shirley for including us in your retirement party when we came to pick up parts on Friday. We appreciate all of your hard work these past 14 years and will miss you when we pick up parts in the future.  Don't forget to let us know when you are planning to visit New Haven, Hermann or Washington.... we will be happy to be your hosts. Retirement is time to stop and smell the roses and do all the things that you never had time to do before.... time to begin the second phase and best part of life!

Comment by Thomas Jackson on February 16, 2013 at 9:57am

THANKS, Shirley for all of those years of patience, helping me build my 701, asking silly question, with repeated calls. This is the time to live your dreams, now go do it, well deserved time to party. HAPPY RETIREMENT TO YOU!!!!!!

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