------ Eunice and "Doc" Beaver
Eunice Beaver says she never expected
to “make it this far,’ but family members and friends of the 100-year-old
Arbors at Marietta resident surely are glad she did. They will
celebrate the Washington County
native’s century of life, which she will mark Friday, with a party In the
Arbors’ s e c o n d -floor or dining room Beaver after lunch Saturday.
•“l’ve had a pretty good life,”
Be a said. “I never thought I’d make this far, but I worked h2rd all my life.
And I think that’s what it takes.” :She was born July 10, 1892, to William and Sarah Pritchard,
who had seven daughters and an equal nüinber of sons.
Her husband, Raymond Beaver,
whom she married July 17,
1915, died in 1954. Together they had five children, Mildred,
Margaret, Raymond and Dean, and Vernon, who is deceased.
The Beavers farmed, and most of
her time was devoted to that and such tasks and hobbles as canning, sewing,
crocheting, quilting and r
She moved to the Arbors March
13, 1990, and some of her favorite activities today bring back fond n of her
days on the farm. She particularly enjoys visits from Humane Society pets. She
also en joys visits from teen volunteers and the short stories they read her
She normally prefers independent
activities in her room, Including watching TV, because poor hearing and vision
make It difficult for her to enjoy group programs. That also might be
attributed to the close relationship she has with her roommate, Grace
A member of Christ United Methodist
Church, she is pleased to have lived so many years Independently.
“I’ve only been here about two
years now, and I’m proud of it,” she said. “Up until then, I had been living
alone, taking care of myself.”