OLLU employee honored for 55 years of service

Abigail Valencia is retiring at the age of 87

Author: Julie Gill, Producer, jgill@ksat.com
Published On: Apr 05 2012 01:02:32 PM CDT

A housekeeper, who worked at Our Lady of the Lake University for 55 years, was honored with a special reception on Wednesday.

Abigail Valencia, who is 87 years old, has worked at OLLU since 1957. She decided to retire after injuring her leg.

Abby’s coworkers say they already miss seeing her on campus every day.

"I am constantly seeing her face and saying that I truly miss her presence, because she has been so lovable and caring to all the students, and all the staff and all the faculty, all these years," said housekeeping supervisor, Moses Porras.

Coworkers say Abby was known for her strong work ethic, often “clocking out” of work, then returning to work for several more hours.