Community Extra: Celebrations

  • Wed Mar 24th, 2010 11:10pm
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100th birthday


Beth Yeend of Lynnwood will turn 100 years old on Monday.

She was born March 29, 1910, in Edgar, Wis. After short stints in Hood River and Pendelton, Ore. the family moved to Walla Walla. That became home for the next 85 years.

She worked at Falkenberg’s Jewelry, sold real estate in Spokane, and become an accomplished watercolor artist.

Yeend and her husband, Lowell, married on July 24, 1934, in Walla Walla. They were married for 71 years before his death in 2005. At that time, she moved to Snohomish County to be close to her daughter, Judy Sells, in Mill Creek, and her son, Bill, who lives in Edmonds. Another son, Steve, lives in Phoenix. She has seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Yeend is always ready with advice for political leaders or to say who she thinks will, or at least should, win “American Idol” or “Dancing with the Stars.” She usually has a favorite to cheer for in the Masters, the World Series and the Super Bowl.

In addition to the love of family and friends, Yeend believes that the other keys to a long life are “all things in moderation” including a cocktail at 5 p.m. and an ice cream cone before bed.