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S: Cary Liston - Davis County Assessor's Office 1991 - 2011

BC: Enjoy your New Adventure | If the creek don't rise and the floods don't come, we'll be here tomorrow. - Arlene Briggs

FC: Cary Liston Davis County Assessor's Office 1991-2011

1: Cary Liston Davis County Assessor's Office 1991 - 2011 Chief Deputy 1999-2010 | Thank you for your years of service.

3: Assessor's Through the Years | From Left to Right: Willard & Doris Gardner, Carol Buckley Rees, James B. Ivie, Dennis Yarrington

6: From Left to Right: Kenneth Duvall, Robin Campbell, Cary Liston, Kathy Donais, Laura Acerson, Charity Macfarlane

7: Assessor's Office Personal Property Division | The office life of the chill air system The earlier years of coming dressed in layers. Towels stuffed in the air vents, sweaters, jackets, long sleeves, airline lap blankets, heaters under the desk, then to top it off the temperature outside 90+ degrees.

8: "This is the Davis County Assessor's Office. How may I help you?" ... "What department is this?" "The Davis County Assessor's Office." | From Left to Right: Barbara Beck, Arlene Briggs, Charlie & Ruth Payne

9: "Close Enough for Government Work" - Arlene Briggs

11: "Sometimes it feels as though there's a target on your back" | From top left clockwise: Robin Campbell, Kathy Donais, Laura Acerson, Michelle Arbon, Kenneth Duvall, Charity Macfalane

12: Just the Day to Day Operations. | Always good to be with friends.

13: Workin' & a Learnin'

15: Assessor's Office Real Property Division

16: The Gang

17: Sweets & Divas

18: Time for some Field Work Not to be confused with Workin' in the Field.

19: From Left to Right: Kay Hansen, Kim Barrow, Geoff Nielsen, Pam Cole

20: From Top Left Clockwise: Stephanie Green, Paulette Hewitt, Tom Elgren, Lee & Tamara Speelmon, Nella Trask, Brad Patton, John Ulibarri, Glenda Webb

21: All those Legislatures and their Stinky Shorts.

23: Left Page - Top Left Clockwise: Celia Davis, Elvin Thomsen, Jay Newbold, Becky Lott, Ivalyn Jones, Vince Drolette Right Page - Left to Right: Jeremy Manning, Beverly Wiser

24: Left Page - Top Left Clockwise: Charles Grisim, Phil Laterza, Perry Hansen, Lyle Cole, Paul Wood Right Page - Top Left Clockwise: Yvonne Riemersma, Dianne Salt, Marcia Oltmann

26: Left Page - Top Left Clockwise: Jim Goodwin, Mike Cole, Mike Shaw, Amelia Zapada (Mailman Bob), Rex Porter Right Page - Top Left Clockwise: Dave Jones, Grant Perkins, Brandon Bybee, Dale Peterson

28: Left Page - Top Left Clockwise: Holly Punjabi, Diane 'DeeDee' Martinez, Linda Jones Right Page - Top Left Clockwise: Brenda Hoyt, Gary Wenzbauer, Lynn Loveland, Teri Zorko, Russ Coon, John Knorr

30: Left Page - Top Left Clockwise: Dorothy Workman, Jim Letz, Mary Allen Right Page - Top Left Clockwise: Brittany Salt, Richard Edwards, Leslie Cole, Lisa Manning

33: From Left to Right: Cindy Baker, CB Johnson, Cleo Fink, Jane McNally, Max Nielson, Monica Feil

35: Left Page - Top Left Clockwise: Carolyn Kershaw, Deanne Temple, Lori Passey, Tony Christensen, Shelly Evans, Linda Salyer Right Page - Top Left Clockwise: Nicole Canale, Shirley Shannon, Doug Reynolds, Brian Telford

37: Left Page - Far Left Clockwise: Myra Herron, Scott Schryver, Patti Wood Right Page: Top Left o Right: Steve Miller, Les Strange

38: Cary's Little Touches

40: Ag Extension

41: Attorney's Office

42: Auditor's Office

43: Central Store

44: Clerk's Office

46: Commissioner's Office

48: Facilities

49: Housekeeping

50: Information Systems

52: Motor Vehicle

54: Recorder's Office

56: Personnel

57: Sheriff's Office

58: Surveyor's Office

59: Treasurer's Office

60: State Tax Commission

62: State Tax Commission

67: The joy of Memories can be Re-lived Daily.

76: "Shortly after dealing with an irate taxpayer Willard hired his wife. She was one of the best hires he made." Doris Gardner

77: Cary, I have truly enjoyed working with you for the past five years. I have learned so much from you and you were so patient in teaching me. I have enjoyed sitting across from you and getting to know you. You are a great person and I really do look up to you. Thanks for being my friend. Good luck in your retirement and I hope you have fun in all you do. Kathy Donais | The things I remember most about Cary are her dedication and her warm smile. Among the many memories I have about Cary are the couple of times that I received complaints from angry property owners, who wanted to shift their own rudeness and anger onto Cary. Of all the people to be indicted for rudeness, Cary would be the last on the list. She always bent over backward to be nice and helpful. I remember one incident, when Cary called to remind a man that he would be hit with a penalty if he did not get his payment in within the next few days. It is not required that Cary do that but she did it as a courtesy to the tax payers to help them avoid an additional penalty. I can't remember if it was a voice mail, or an actual letter, but this man railed on about how Cary had threatened him and acted bellicose and in a most unprofessional manner. Knowing Cary's professionalism and courteous manner, I could only laugh at the incident and write a letter defending her and explaining why how she had gone beyond the call of duty in trying to help him. Cary Liston is one of the nicest, most responsible and helpful people I know, and I wish her well her new journey. Jim Ivie

78: Dear Cary, I can’t tell you how much I’m going to miss you and how much your staying has meant to me. It has been wonderful to be able to ask you any question and get a reasoned answer, backed by years of experience. Just invaluable. It’s like I’ve told you – I really wish you were about 20 years younger! I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you writing the procedures manuals for personal property appeals and also the supervisor position description. It has been fun getting to know you, even for this short period of time. I want to wish you and your husband the best retirement ever. Enjoy it, you’ve earned it! Dennis Yarrington | Cary, I have been asked to write some of my thoughts about you and our work together. My main thought about you is how gracious you were to me in teaching me about the many parts of my job. You were always willing to go over and over and over anything I had a question about. You said we all makes mistakes and the best part is we have the ability to admit it and correct them. To me, you are one of the most dedicated employees I have met. I remember a good laugh we had together. I was sitting in the back room on break and you came in to get a yogurt. You opened the yogurt and it sprayed all over me. You said it was one of your most embarrassing moments. I told you, it was alright... as I clean up well. Cary good luck as you go forwad into a retirement with your good husband and children around you. I’m sure when you start you will wonder how you had ever had the time to work. Thanks so much for these last six good years. Robin Campbell.

79: Cary, Where have the years gone? Time goes by so fast. Tomorrow it will be my turn. And just think there will be no need for “yes you can go early” or “have a day or two off” “if you have the time” anymore. You'll be missed. Also all the knowledge that will be walking out the door. It was nice to be able to just turn around and ask a question and knew that you would always be glad to help. Make sure you enjoy those retirement years. Have fun and be happy. Oh, enjoy the “land down under” I'm sure my wife and I could fit in a suitcase. Again, Enjoy! Ken Duvall | Cary, Thank you for the opportunity everyday of learning and growing. I am grateful for all your patience and laughter. I truly hope this next chapter of your life is full of adventure and joy. You are a wonderful person; and I hope you all the best in life. Stop in once in a while just to “pull my leg” I'll miss your humor. Charity Macfarlane

80: Cary, It is so hard to believe it will be 10 years this October since I started working with you. I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity you and Carol gave me. It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done, to start a totally different field. I’m not sure my brain ever wrapped around the job. I enjoyed hearing your stories in the morning. They always made me feel like my life was dull with no adventure. I’m glad you will be able to be home enjoying retirement with Paul. Hopefully there will be some trips planned to see the family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent of baking. I’ll miss your layered dessert, Ranger Cookies, and Rice Crispy Squares. Take care and enjoy this new phase of your life. Louise Miller | Cary, I really enjoyed getting to know you over the past years. You will be greatly missed both as a co-worker and as my friend. I hope that you enjoy your retirement and get to travel and spend a lot of time with your family. Take care of yourself and if you get a chance keep in touch. Gina Holder

81: Hey Cary, Been great talking to you over the years. I hope all goes well with your retirement. I’ve got 12 years before I retire. Good luck and have some fun! Take care. Lauri Gallegos | Cary, It has been a pleasure to work with you these many years. We’ve had quite a few good laughs and I hope you continue to keep a light heart with you always. Take some time to explore and travel. There’s a bright world out beyond the Assessor’s Office. Best Wishes! James Teton

82: Dear Cary, Welcome to the ranks of the retirees. I know that once you get use to it you will really love it. I'm glad I had the opportunity of getting to know you and working with you. It's been almost ten years since I retired. Where does the time go? I still remember the muffins you would bring to work. I loved them and I never make them myself; because it's makes to many for just the two of us. Good luck in all that you do and ENJOY retirement!! Love, Barbara Beck

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