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January 29, 2014

Halliburton to rename building in honor of longtime employee

DUNCAN — Halliburton will rename its finance center to honor its longest-serving employee, Opal Wilson.

“I think I’m still in shock,” Wilson said of the unexpected news.

The Halliburton Opal Wilson Finance Center in Duncan will honor a 60-year employee that the company described as “having a cheerful personality and professional attitude, always friendly, always willing to help, and knowing just who to contact or what to do to get things accomplished.”

She started working for Halliburton in 1953 when she was 18.

She began as a machine operator,  then moved on to several different positions before she became a senior secretary.

“I was right out of high school. I had some friends who worked at Halliburton, and they told me to go to work there. I never looked back.”

Wilson, whose daughter Cathy Lehew also lives in Duncan,  said she has many close friends at Halliburton and calls them her “Halliburton family.”

“I’m a very proud Halliburton employee,” Wilson said.

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