Berniece Rudy celebrated her 101st birthday on April 5, 2021, in Spokane, Washington, at the Royal Park Retirement Center with only a few family members, because of COVID-19 restrictions. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2020, without family, due to COVID-…Read More
Jean Fenton celebrated her 95th birthday on Aug. 13, 2020. Due to COVID-19, just the local family celebrated with a meal together in her backyard at her home in Nampa, Idaho.
Jean June Johnston was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on Aug. 13, 1925. She…Read More
Lois Ruth Barrett celebrated her 95th birthday on Dec. 25, 2020.
Lois was born in Wray, Colorado, on Dec. 25, 1925, to Louis and Hazel Nielsen. She grew up on a farm with her older sister, Maryane, and younger brother, Merle.
During her high…Read More
Andrew Haynal celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 29, 2021, in Gresham, Oregon. Due to COVID-19, immediate family held only a small celebration.
Andrew Paul Haynal was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Emmanuel…Read More
Vera Coleman celebrated her 95th birthday on Sept. 4, 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there was no special celebration.
Vera was born in Selah, Washington, on Sept. 4, 1925, to Harold and Leola Devereaux. She began teaching at age 17 in Lower…Read More
Vivian Colpitts celebrated her 90th birthday on May 31, 2020, with a party surrounded by her immediate family at her sister’s home.
Vivian Hall was born May 31, 1930, in Trail, Oregon, and raised in Shady Cove, Oregon. She married Bob Colpitts on…Read More
Arlene G. Gawley celebrated her 100th birthday with two celebrations and her church family sending cards. She received many, and it made her 100th birthday even more special.
Arlene DeForrest was born June 19, 1920, and raised in Aberdeen, South…Read More
Lorrie LaFave celebrated her 90th birthday with her Hillsboro Church family on Nov. 9, 2019, as well as with family and friends at the Old Spaghetti Factory.
She was born Nov. 9, 1929, in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in the St. Johns (north Portland…Read More
Clarence Wood enjoyed his 90th birthday with his beautiful wife of 65 years, Crystal. Because of the coronavirus they were sequestered in their very comfortable apartment in Boise, Idaho, across the patio from the home of their youngest daughter, Janelle, and…Read More
For Mary Ella Johnson’s 95th birthday, more than 50 people surprised her with a potluck dinner on Dec. 28, 2019, in Walla Walla, Washington. Guests who honored Mary Ella included her family, church family and friends who knew her as teacher, dean, accountant…Read More
Arnold Giles Ringering celebrated his 100th birthday during December with family, then later with friends and neighbors as well as a celebration with his church family on another date.
Arnold was born in Egen, South Dakota, on Dec. 6, 1919, to Ira…Read More
Jeanne Oltman celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 6, 2019, with a brunch at the home of her children, Guy and Paula Oltman, in Hermiston, Ore. A gathering of nearly 70 family members, spanning four generations, came from as far away as Texas and Southern…Read More
Paul Abrams celebrated his 100th birthday with a reception in College Place, Wash.
Paul Denver Abrams was born in Cornell, Wis., on Jan. 31, 1920. He was the first child born to Denver and Lunettie Abrams. Three years later his brother, James, was…Read More
Imer Henry turned 95 on June 27, 2019. Imer was born on June 27, 1924, in Monitor, Ore., by Mount Angel. Imer remembers wonderful times, such as hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, with his dad, mom, brother, sister and grandparents until his mother died when…Read More
Ben was born to Jim and Viola Jackson on Aug. 26, 1924, in Colville, Wash. Ben got to be big brother to four sisters who followed. He lived in several small towns in Washington until the age of 12, then his family moved to Susanville, Ore. Ben attended a one…Read More
Carol E. Williams celebrated her 90th birthday on July 23, 2019, with family and friends at a reception at Missoula Manor in Missoula, Mont. Carol Buckmiller was born July 23, 1929, in Oroville, Wash. She married Charles E. Williams in 1948 in Oroville,…Read More
On Feb. 24, 2019, the Yakima 35th Avenue (Wash.) Adventist Church celebrated the 100th birthday of Adolph Grams with a reception. Adolph and his wife, Jean, were the first Seventh-day Adventists in Lincoln County, Wash., to our knowledge.
Adolph G.…Read More
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…Read More
Ellsworth Wellman celebrated his 95th birthday on Jan. 23, 2019, with his family at his home. Just a couple months before, on Nov. 19, 2018, he and his wife, Marilyn, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary
Ellsworth grew up in the Rainier Valley…Read More
William Emil Koenig celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 28, 2019, with a reception at Wheatland Village in Walla Walla, Wash.
Bill Koenig was born on his family’s farm in North Dakota on Feb. 28, 1919, one of 11 children. He graduated from…Read More