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Woodville’s Answer To Clara Barton
Tyler County Booster - May 2009
Martha Weaver, seated, is surrounded by friends and colleagues at Tyler County Hospital recently where the staff and management held a celebration in her honor for over 36 years of volunteering at the local health care facility. She first became a nurse, at the age of 21, after training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur in 1972. According to Dr. Sandra Gayle Wright, CEO, “She worked on the floor here as an RN and would sit out on her post watching over things for all those years. She has provided outstanding service to Tyler County Hospital.” Volunteer Weaver, who is a youthful 88, said “I’ve enjoyed working here and I keep praying that the doors will stay open.” Hospital Auxiliary President Mary Ann Gallier said “She is the definition of an exceptional volunteer.” The Hospital Chief Financial Officer Richard Wallace must have had to use his adding machine to arrive at the total of over 25,000 volunteer hours Martha Weaver has given. History reports that Clara Barton was Known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she also founded the American Red Cross. She has a lot in common with Woodville’s Martha Weaver.