After spending a half-century working in the Pentagon, serving as an administrative assistant in the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and The Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, you might think retirement would involve taking it easy.

Not so if you’re Rosemarie (Cookie) Moore.

Since moving to Guntersville from Virginia eight years ago, Cookie has volunteered with a local food bank, Marshall County Archives, the sheriff’s office and the Marshall County Cancer Care Center.

Her tireless volunteerism earned her the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a lifetime of 4,000 volunteer hours or more.

“I think I’m working on my second lifetime award,” she joked.

Cookie turns serious when she talks about the hours she spends with patients in the chemo area, where she and her sister have volunteered since the Cancer Center opened in 2013.

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