PUD Employees Support Co-Worker with Cancer

On Tuesday June 19th, over a dozen Jefferson County PUD employees shaved their heads in support of meter reader Marianne Kline who is battling cancer. Kline recently began losing hair as a side effect of chemotherapy, and was considering shaving her head. Her co-workers didn’t want her to have to experience losing her hair on her own, and organized a group head shaving day during lunch on Tuesday to support Kline. Janel Grabner from billing used to cut hair professionally and brought the clippers to do the honors. Lineman, engineers, customer service representatives, and even General Manager Larry Dunbar took part. Kline was touched by the effort: “When I first heard that everyone else was going to shave their heads, honestly I was sad, because I didn’t want them to have to lose their hair too, because of me. But the fact that they were willing to do it, and cared so much about me to not want me to go through it alone… It’s like a family here at the PUD. I am so emotionally grateful and I just want to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart.”

Group Photo: Pictured:  Back row from left to right: Jon Dehnert, Gerrit Van Otten, Bill Graham, David Elias, Tod Eisele, Colton Worley, Drew McKnight.   Middle row, l-r: Casey Finedell, Jacob Medley, Matt Rivera, Brian Van Ness.  Front Row, l-r: Marianne Kline, Janel Grabner, Maureen Whippy, Larry Dunbar