Guillermina “Mina” Malekan, 1949 - 2012
BoatUS Membership Records Team
We are mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Guillermina “Mina” Malekan, who passed away earlier this week.
Mina joined the Membership Records Team in January of 2006 and was part of the renewal scanning team. From day one Mina was passionate about her job and was eager to learn more. Susan DeGetty first interviewed Mina and quoted “She was so excited to be here and wanted to be part of the BoatUS Team” and after over 6 years of service she was still excited to be here and took pride in her job. She would come to work not feeling 100% because she didn’t want to burden her co-workers with her work.
You could find Mina with her co-workers in the break room having lunch, laughing, telling stories and, on breaks, walking around outside the HQ building. She was also extremely dedicated to her family - the love and support they gave her during this difficult time was apparent. The pictures and mementos on her desk told her story about that love and her faith. Mina fought her illness with everything she had along with dignity and smiles.
She is at peace now and she will be missed.