Two familiar faces at Edmonds Post Office retiring after combined 49 years of service

Veronica Yun, left, and Patty Garcia, right, assist customers.

It seems everyone in town knows Patty and Veronica, the stalwart counter workers at the downtown Edmonds Post Office. No matter what your postal needs, they’re right there every day, weighing packages, selling stamps, advising on everything from shipping methods to postal insurance, and more.

But that’s about to end, as the inseparable duo plans to close the door on their postal careers at close of business Tuesday, Aug. 31, and go into a well-deserved retirement.

Veronica Yun has been behind the counter at Edmonds for 19 years.

Veronica Yun has been behind the Edmonds Post Office counter for an amazing 19 years.

“I started with the post office three years earlier,” she recalls. “But after working at a few other locations I landed in Edmonds, and have been here ever since.”

An Edmonds resident, Yun will stay in town.  She plans to celebrate her retirement with an Alaska cruise.

Patty Garcia has spent three years at the Edmonds post office counter – but has been with the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years.

Patty Garcia, a 27-year U.S. Postal Service veteran, worked several locations before coming to Edmonds three years ago. A native of Walla Walla, she now lives in Bothell.

And how will Patty celebrate her retirement?

“I’m heading back to Walla Walla for the Chicago concert at the fairgrounds,” she exclaims. “I just love their music. It’s my era!  Probably see some family while I’m over there.”

The two will be on the job for the last time Tuesday, and welcome all who want to stop in to wish them well as they move into retirement.

— Story and photos by Larry Vogel

 

13 Replies to “Two familiar faces at Edmonds Post Office retiring after combined 49 years of service”

  1. Veronica and Patty are the best! We have been so lucky to have them at our post office. Best wishes for a happy retirement.

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  2. I know these ladies look forward to their retirement, and I wish them happiness and peace, BUT I will really miss seeing their familiar faces while picking up my mail.
    Veronica has made sure that we got our “Premium Forwarding Service” for years as we travelled to California for many winters, year after year this darling woman always came thru for us as there always was some extenuating circumstance that she straightened out and gave excellent service. We then started having wonderful sushi lunches on her days off, getting to know her personally and learning her fascinating life and how she came to live in the Edmonds area was a conversation that could never be finished. Now my dear friend, we will get to have many meals together; I look so forward to never finishing our long conversations or exhausting the many types of cuisine that we will get to experience together. Happy Retirement! Linda Mae

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  3. Thank you two for your service over the years and your smiles even when things are challenging. I wish you the best and hope you enjoy your retirement years!

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  4. We’re going to miss these two. Always a smile on their faces and a genuine desire to help you get your letters/packages the quickest and most economical way.
    Enjoy your well deserved retirement. You WILL be missed.

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  5. Congratulations and best wishes on your retirement. You are professional in every way and always a pleasure to work with each time I came into the post office. You will be missed. Happy days ahead for you.

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  6. Thank you Veroica and Patty. I have always enjoyed chatting with you and appreciate your service to the community. You are both Hero’s during these diffiult times of pandemic. Best wishe on your well deserved retirement.

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  7. Great job ladies, you will be missed by me. I have always appreciated your help when mailing packages, and directing me in the best way to send mail.

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  8. Enjoy your retirement. I join so many others saying thank you for your patience and expertise.
    We will miss you.

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  9. Much gratitude to these wonderful people for their patient service to our community! I wish you well on your retirement.

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