Family: Milestones

  • Biloff 100th

    Gladys Biloff celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 23, 2022, in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

    Gladys Christina Juhl was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Bowesmont, North Dakota. She was one of nine children, and the ony girl born to Henry and…

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  • RUDY 100th

    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-…

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  • FENTON 95th

    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…

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  • BARRETT 95th

    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…

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  • HAYNAL 100th

    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…

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  • COLEMAN 95th

    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…

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  • COLPITTS 90th

    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…

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  • GAWLEY 100th

    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,…

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  • LAFAVE 90th

    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…

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  • WOOD 90th

    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…

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  • JOHNSON 95th

    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…

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  • Ringering 100th

    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…

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  • OLTMAN 90th 

    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…

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  • ABRAMS 100th

    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…

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  • HENRY 95th

    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…

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  • JACKSON 95th

    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…

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  • WILLIAMS 90th

    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,…

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  • GRAMS 100th

    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.…

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  • SMITH 90th

    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…

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  • WELLMAN 95th

    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…

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