After more than 31 years of federal service, San Diego District Temecula Letter Carrier Ted “Eddie” Nelson made his last faithful completion of his appointed rounds on Thursday, February 28. Nelson was honored for his dedicated service by Temecula Post Office Officer-in-Charge Jorge Navarro, Beverly Hills Postmaster Koula Fuller, City Councilmember Ron Roberts, and the community he served.
Nelson began his career with the Postal Service in 1984 as a letter carrier in Lake Elsinore. He then transferred to Temecula in 1985 and spent over 25 years delivering mail on Route 91002, which covers the Meadowview Community neighborhood.
Navarro presented Nelson with a Special Achievement Award and Beverly Hills Postmaster Koula Fuller, whose daughter lives in the community and told Pacific Leader about the event, presented Nelson with a beautifully framed Star Wars Yoda stamp commemorative plaque.
Over 200 people from Nelson’s route attended the event and there was not a dry eye in the house. Everyone had nothing but good things to say about him. He personally greeted each person and gave them a hug. Signs were made that expressed how greatly he will be missed.
“I am so grateful for everything that everybody did for me today,” said Nelson. “I will truly miss you.”