Strings Attached

FLAGSTAFF, A.Z. - 87-year-old Luana Mangold’s strumming these past 20 years earned her a national honor. She was selected from nominees from among all 50 states as winner of the Good Samaritan Society “Ever Forward Champion Volunteer Award.”

“In one word, she’s a saint. As people are transitioning into the next world, to have that harp in the background is sublime. Mangold is someone who lives out the Good Samaritan values of courage, community and service,” said Adam Bissell, chaplain for Good Samaritan Society – Prescott.

She said receiving the award in South Dakota was a highlight of her adult career. She was accompanied by her son, Robert Mangold, who filmed and posted a video of her award on YouTube.

“I’m pleased, though, to accept the thought that when you give of yourself, you get back much more,” she said. “I know I feel that way because of my experiences with Good Samaritan here in Prescott.”

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