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By Karla Pomeroy
Staff Writer 

Deveraux 'hangs up' after 35 years at Admiral Beverage


July 7, 2017

Karla Pomeroy

Colleen Hinkle shares a laugh with Jo Deveraux at Jo's retirement open house from Admiral Beverage.

WORLAND - Thirty-five years ago Jo Deveraux sat behind the receptionist desk at Admiral Beverage, answering nine different telephone lines and taking down messages on an 8 ½ by 11 pad. Today she is living the retirement dream, having answered her last official call on Friday, June 30.

Deveraux said she worked as a telephone operator during her junior and senior years in high school in Worland. She said after high school she was transferred to Downey, California, where she worked as an information operator.

With too many people in California, Deveraux headed back to Wyoming. She said...

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