Twyla Smith celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at Edgewater Restaurant in Bandon, Ore., on Jan. 31, 2019. She celebrated again at the Coquille (Ore.) Church on Feb. 2 with her church family.
Twyla Weilage was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Sprague, Neb. She graduated from Loma Linda Academy in 1946. She married Les Smith in 1949 and moved to Myrtle Point, Ore., finally settling in Coquille in 1953. She assisted her husband as a bookkeeper for his painting business for many years. She also worked in several dental offices in the area over the years, only recently retiring at age 89. Les died in 2011.
A devoted member of the Coquille Church since 1953, Twyla has served in many capacities, including working as assistant treasurer for more than 20 years. Twyla's favorite activities include beachcombing and watching the ocean at Bandon and Shore Acres near Coos Bay, Ore.
Twyla's family includes Jerry and Karen (Bullion) Smith of Vallejo, Calif.; Martin and Judy (Smith) Casper of Star, Idaho; David Smith of Gresham, Ore.; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.