Arloine Wentworth celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 13 at the Evergreen Gardens Retirement Center. Her daughters, Charlene Richardson and Brenda Igou were there to help her light the 100 candles on the cake. Her friend Myrtle Miller, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year, was there to congratulate her.

Mrs. Wentworth received a congratulatory certificate signed by Çolorado's governor and the chairman of the Colorado Commission on Aging. Contact retired commissioner Judy Hensley, 384-2092, to report other soon-to-be centenarians.

On Dec. 13, 1916 in Oatville, Kansas, Arloine and her twin brother Arlo were born to Lena and Harvey Williams. Arloine met her future husband, Harry Wentworth, when she was a senior in high school. They were married for 61 years. They lived in Kansas, California and later moved to a farm near Holbrook Lake outside of Rocky Ford, Colorado, where they raised their five daughters. They had 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. They eventually built and moved to a home in Swink.

Arloine celebrated her 100th birthday in October at a party in Pueblo with family from Kansas and Colorado where she was able to blow out her 100 candles. Her good sense of humor and attitude of "Whatever will be will be" has contributed to her longevity. In her younger years, she loved to dance, travel and just have fun. Arloine celebrated her big day again at a birthday party at Evergreen Assisted Living with family and residents. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!