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Oscar Govereau is anything but a grouch

Oscar Govereau is anything but a grouch

There’s something about resident Oscar Govereau that just makes you smile. From his sense of humor to the way he greets visitors at the back door, you can’t help but feel happy when you’re around him.

“Oscar is a wonderful person. He sits by the back door where most visitors come in and always has a smile for you when you come through the door. He draws you in and you want to talk to him. He has a great sense of humor and is just a sweetheart,” said Jennifer Rowe, RN.

Oscar also enjoys the outdoors. “He loves to go outside, and he also loves squirrels. He has feeders outside his window and watches them get fed,” said Jennifer.

Raised in Farmington along with his four sisters and one brother, Oscar worked for nearly 20 years in the mining industry and wound up in east Texas working for Lone Star Steel Company for nine years following that. Then he and his wife, Linda, came back to Farmington where he eventually retired.

'A big family man,' Oscar and Linda have a daughter and two sons who visit him often. He also stays busy at Farmington Presbyterian Manor by playing bingo, listening to music (mostly religious) and going to church services. 

When asked what his secret was to being happy, Oscar shared, “I enjoy living. God’s been good to me.”


PHOTO: Jennifer Rowe and Oscar Govereau

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