Riverton’s Linda Bebout was honored by AARP Wyoming as the winner of its Eddie Wadda Community Service Award, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Sheridan.
The AARP Community Contact Award was renamed the Eddie Wadda Community Service Award in 2012 in honor of former AARP Wyoming volunteer Eddie Wadda, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and an outstanding AARP Community Volunteer. Wadda was a great example of the power of volunteers who are willing to work for those in their community.
Bebout was honored for the time she takes to volunteer with Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. and the Wyoming State Health Insurance Information Program (WSHIIP), which is a federally mandated program. WSHIIP exists to help seniors and others on Medicare understand their rights and answer their questions regarding coverage and costs.
“I nominated Linda because she has a heart for people and loves her community and the State of Wyoming,” says Herb Wilcox, Director of Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. “She believes in giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. Her selfless dedication is truly inspiring to those who know her.”
Bebout is a native of East Liverpool, OH, who came to Wyoming with her late husband, Richard, in 1979. They raised four children in Riverton, with three of them remaining in Wyoming. The Bebouts’ oldest daughter, Beth Dryer lives in Rhode Island, while son, Doug, and daughter, Nicole Schoening still live in Riverton. Linda’s youngest son, Adam Bebout, resides in Casper