Employee Life

Q&A with Hugh Wetmore

Staff Reports

Former role: Sr. Training Specialist
Number of years with Williams: 35 years
Number of years retired: 2.5 years

Q: How are you spending time in your retirement?
A: The first year I had some elder care on both sides. My father-in-law is 97 and fought on D-Day in WWII and he is doing better. Unfortunately, my mother died in December. My wife was thrown off a horse and broke some bones, so I became very familiar with hospitals the first part of my retirement.

Q: Are you involved in any community/volunteer activities?
A: I am on two committees with United Way of Salt Lake – the Day of Caring committee where we determine the projects and pair companies with those projects and the Leadership Circle Steering Council, where we identify projects for volunteers – all over 40 years of age.

Q: What has been your favorite thing about retirement?
A: My wife and I have had the opportunity to travel. We went to Oregon to see the total eclipse of the sun, went to Montreal and enjoyed the view from the mountains and all the different cultures. Reading for pleasure and enjoying music – acid rock (I am a child of the ‘60’s) and Jazz.

Q: Anything you’d like other retirees to know?
A: People should cultivate their gardens, focus on what’s really important and enjoy life.