March 2017

his month’s stories remind us to seize the day. Employees and retirees share experiences that brought them a greater appreciation for life—even in the face of death.

Cora Argotti recounts the challenges of caring for her aging parents from afar. She was thankful to be by her father’s side when he passed away last September, and cherishes some of his final advice: “Treasure it all.”

Lee Ragland was at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport traveling for work on Jan. 6 during the shooting in which five were killed. He was overwhelmed by the support and care of Corporate Travel, and he has gained a renewed gratitude for his life.

In August, retiree Rich Fuller was mistakenly declared dead by Social Security. He describes how strange it is to hold a letter expressing condolences for your own death. Read about how he rectified the error.

And John Wiley Jr. recently bought the burial vault and marker for his final resting place. Find out how he hopes this will help his loved ones in the (hopefully distant) future.

Other employees continue to live life to the fullest, partaking in fun hobbies with family:

Questar’s Mike Favero shares how he supports his oldest daughter, Olivia, during her rodeo queening competitions. Mike and his wife, Andrea—with their three younger children in tow—make sure Olivia has her costume, makeup, and horse.

Finally, several employees enjoy making wine or beer from scratch and unwinding with family members.

And beginning in this issue, You is now listing in “Milestones” the names of employees who recently retired from Dominion.

For an upcoming issue of You, please send me your funny family vacation photos. If you send some good options, I will try to dig up my family’s “selfie” inside a redwood tree (yes, we were standing inside the tree). And as always, I welcome your story ideas. You can reach me at

'Treasure it all'

by Audrey Cannon