Family: Milestones

  • KOENIG 100th

    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…

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  • SCHULTZ 106th

    Hazel Mary Schultz celebrated her 106th birthday on Jan. 12, 2019, with family and friends. Hazel celebrated her special day beginning Saturday morning with her church family at Summit NorthWest Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Saturday afternoon, she…

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  • THOMPSON 90th

    Elsie Jane Gross was born Sept. 30, 1928, at Monterey Park, Calif. She grew up in San Gabriel, Calif.

    Elsie graduated from La Sierra Academy in California in the spring of 1945. While at La Sierra Academy a teacher introduced Elsie to Jesus; she met…

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  • SICHLEY 100th

    Russ Sichley was blessed to have two 100th birthday parties. He celebrated on his actual birthday, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, with his family. Then his Village family held a big celebration on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Village Retirement Center in Gresham, Ore.…

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  • ROBERTS 90th

    The Pendleton (Ore.) Adventist Church members, friends and family celebrated M. Jean Roberts' 90th birthday in July at the fellowship dinner, hosted by her family.

    Jean was born July 1928 in Erie, Pa., the only daughter of Audie and Margaret Vigrass…

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  • STATES 90th

    Newton H. States, known to his friends as “Newt,” is 90 years young. Through the years he has been a driving force in both health care innovation and the local church.

    Newt was born on Feb. 5, 1928. When he was young, his father passed away and he…

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  • HILL 95th

    Geraldine "Gerry" Wilma (Sutter) Hill celebrated her 95th birthday July 29, 2018, with a family dinner in Tillamook, Ore.

    A month before her 95th birthday, her son Calvin and his wife, Jaimy Hill, hosted a dinner at their home for her scattered family,…

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  • ROWLAND 100th

    May (Stroud) Rowland celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 18, 2018, with friends, family and her church family at North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash.

    May was born on March 1, 1918, in St. Paul, Minn. After graduating from Saint Paul High…

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    Vi Huntington celebrated her 95th birthday recently by going out to dinner with her daughter and enjoyed a quiet evening.

    Viola “Vi” was born May 9, 1923, in Castle Rock, Wash., but grew up mostly in Milwaukie, Ore.

    She was partly home…

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  • HENDERSON 90th

    Clifford Henderson, or Cliff as he is known, was born May 10, 1928, in Avenal, Calif., near Hanford and south of Fresno, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

    Cliff spent his 90th birthday with his wife, Florence, quietly, although he…

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  • BROWN 90th

    The church members of The Village Church in Gresham, Ore., gave a surprise birthday party for Bill Brown on April 18, 2018, commemorating his 90th birthday. Although the refreshments were delicious, the best part for Bill was the camaraderie of friends in…

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  • SPERLE 100th

    Lucille Shelly Sperle celebrated her 100th birthday on March 25, 2017, with a family celebration at Woodstone Assisted Living and a potluck at Twin Falls Church in Idaho. She was born March 28, 1917, in Leedey, Okla., to Oscar and Bertha Jones.

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  • TURNER 90th

    Clifford Turner Sr. celebrated his 90th birthday doing one of the things he loves most: singing. He enjoyed his birthday at Cherrywood Village, where his son is the chaplain, having some special numbers sung for and by him. After the service, those present…

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  • LOWRY 100th

    Roscoe Lowry of Chehalis, Wash., recently turned 100 years old. He retired in Chehalis in 1987 after working his entire career as a missionary for the Adventist Church in south Asia, headquartered in India.

    He was born in 1918 in Bangalore, India, of…

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  • CUSTER 100th

    Mabel Custer celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 29, 2017, in Roseburg, Ore. She celebrated with riends from the Roseburg and Longview, Wash., areas as well as with four other generations: her daughter, many nieces and nephews, her eight grandchildren,…

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  • FEARING 90th

    Richard Fearing celebrated his 90th birthday on Dec. 9, 2017, with his family in Sedro Woolley, Wash. He celebrated again on Dec. 10 with his church family at North Cascades Church in Burlington, Wash., at a party hosted by his children Richard and Cindy…

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  • LEWIS 90th

    On Dec. 17, 2017, children and other relatives, plus friends gathered at the Adventist Community Service Center auditorium in Salem, Ore., to celebrate Delbert Lewis' 90th birthday.

    During his lifetime, Delbert has served as a teacher in Adventist…

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  • GIVENS GROVE 100th

    Euna Adeline Givens Grove had her 100th birthday on Nov. 28, 2017. Euna celebrated her birthday on Dec. 2, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

    Euna Adeline Drew was born at home in Eugene, Ore., on Nov. 28, 1917, before the doctor arrived,…

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  • TANNER 100th

    Oregon's Springfield Church honored Frieda Tanner as its longest-living member and celebrated her milestone 100th birthday with flowers and comments.

    Frieda Brunner was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Greeley, Colo. She grew up in Colorado and was baptised at…

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  • HIEB 90th

    On July 1 and 2, 2017, 50 family members came together for a weekendlong celebration for Lyndel Hieb's 90th birthday.

    Lyndel was born Jan. 14, 1927, to Irene and Harold Peterson in Minneapolis, Minn., where she grew up the oldest of five children. She…

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