2019 Stellar 7 Over 70 Award Nominees
Mr. Charlie Beeler
Charlie began volunteering with the Highland Food Pantry in 1984 and continues to donate his time to this local organization today. Charlie demonstrates that contributing to our society and caring for others can be done at any age.
Mr. Douglas Butler
Doug volunteers and advocates for causes that positively impact the local community and environment. He was recently recognized with an award from the Kiwanis Club of Winchester for 70 years of perfect meeting attendance.
Mrs. Suzanne Conrad
Suzanne is a supporter and member of numerous business, civic and religious organizations. She has been the chair of the Blue Ridge Democratic Women Committee for the last 11 years and is passionate in sharing her love for her city, state, country and church.
Mr. Stephen Culbert
Steve’s energy and commitment to community work and volunteerism are an inspiration to those in his church and to others in the greater community. He continues 50+ years of community service through his involvement with various foundations and organizations.
Mrs. Susan Dailey
A resident of The Village at Orchard Ridge, Susan has served her community in various leadership positions. She uses innovation, analytical skills and mentorship to lead the Village Specialty Shoppe at Orchard Ridge.
Ms. Vicky Edwards
Vicky is the longest-tenured volunteer at Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area (LVWA) and created LVWA’s computer program. She volunteers her time and talents for literacy and other causes within the greater community.
Mrs. Sandra Jones
Sandra gives her time to various community endeavors, including volunteering with the Godfrey-Miller Fellowship Center and Historic House. She demonstrates what it means to bloom where you are planted and shares her love of both her community and her fellow man by serving others.
Mrs. Diedra Kriewald
Diedra is an ordained minister in the Methodist church and holds a doctorate in historical theology. She personifies a lifetime of spiritual, academic and personal achievement. She is highly revered by all who know her as a mentor, scholar and community leader.
Mrs. Ruth McGlaun
Ruth is devoted to her faith, keeps her body fit, her mind sharp, and volunteers through her place of worship and at Blue Ridge Hospice. She is known for being a source of constant inspiration, positivity and joy for all who know her.
Mrs. Cookie Oates
Cookie has amassed 36,500 volunteer hours for Winchester Medical Center, an organization she has supported for 46 years. She continues to be the driving force behind Hurst Hospitality House, which provides support and a haven for those undergoing cancer treatment.
Mrs. Jacquetta Owen
Jacquetta is an educator and a daily source of creative expression and inspiration. She enriches the lives of people of all ages, and most especially children, every day through many teaching and volunteer activities.
Mrs. Judy Paige-Grim
For 50 years, Judy has been very active and involved in fundraising and volunteer work dedicated to community organizations. Her passion for helping others makes her a source of inspiration for many in the community.
Mrs. Mae Fern Perry
At 104 years young, Fern epitomizes what it means to age successfully. She is highly admired for her can-do adventurous spirit and her infectiously positive attitude about life. She continues to be active and supports her church and volunteer activities.
Mrs. Cheryl Reames
Cheryl earned a non-profit management certificate from Lord Fairfax Community College in 2015 to further her education and better lead various Parkinson’s support groups. She currently serves as the volunteer coordinator of the Greater Winchester Area Parkinson’s support group.
Mr. Lee Stone
Lee lives a life in dedication to faith and service. A retired pastor, military veteran, former high school basketball coach and loving family man, Lee doesn’t let age get in the way of his ministry, which includes volunteering with the Winchester Rescue Mission.
Mr. John Tyson
John continues to inspire those who know him through his decades of local volunteerism to help those in need throughout the local community. John currently serves as a member of the Shenandoah University School of Business Advisory Board and mentors through the Shenandoah University Leadership and Mentoring Program.
Mr. James R. Wilkins Jr.
Since turning 70, Jimmy has aided in raising $10 million for the Winchester Medical Center Cancer Foundation and $25 million for The Shenandoah University Athletic Center Field House and Community Center. Jimmy’s passion and enthusiasm for our local area is infectious and inspires others in the community to follow his lead.
Mr. Joseph Young
Joe is an avid bicyclist who bikes 125 miles per week and is a member of the Winchester Wheelmen Bike Club. In 2017, Joe rode a 25-mile course raising money for Lymphoma research. His dedication to fitness has earned him the nicknames “Superman” and “Mighty Joe.”