It’s with a heavy heart that we tell you we have lost one of our own in April. Veena Uberoi, or “Mother V” as she was fondly referred to, was more than our comptroller-bookkeeper for 11 plus years. She was the bedrock to our office and individual families. Veena was a faith-filled, self-made, strong, caring person. She was an extremely accomplished bridge player, a world traveler who loved artwork, classical music, theatre, reading, and a publisher of books and magazines. Her skillful Thai cooking was as much fun to watch as it was to eat. She made the best hummus on the planet, which we’ve tried to duplicate, but could not match. She loved adventure and trying new things, whether it was sitting atop the Kirkwood Police motorcycle during the Route 66 event or taking road trips.
She was the bright star during difficult times. Through the Great Recession, she managed our funds as to make each dollar stretch beyond belief. She cut spending without lowering the quality of products or services we provide to our customers. She guided our company through that challenging and stressful time with confidence and ease.
It was her kindness, loving spirit, beautiful nature, and quiet wisdom that guided her throughout her life. There is no way to replace her, and she will never be forgotten. She was truly one of a kind. And in Veena’s fashion, she left those who knew and loved her with words of encouragement: “Be strong, as even this too shall pass.” Thank you, Mother V, for all your love.