Aging & Adult Services - DAAS
Velma

Velma

103 Years Young

Favorite accomplishments

“Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Weber State University, Utah’s Older Worker of the Year 2001, Spirit of the American Woman Award, and other awards for community service.”


Secret to longevity

“Getting up every morning and forgetting myself by remembering others in what I think, say, and do.”


Best advice

“As you climb the stairs of life, be nice to those you meet on the way up, for they’ll be there to catch you if ever you should fall backwards.”


Anna

109 Years Young

Favorite accomplishments

“When I was four years old my mother taught me how to sew and I still sew to this day, and of course, my three beautiful children and the many grandchildren to follow.”

Secret to longevity

“I believe in hard work. I eat a lot of veggies and fruit. I take care of myself, my room, and my personal needs.

I certainly feel I have slowed down at 109 years young, but age is just a number; it’s what you do with it that matters.”


Anna
Leland

Wendell

101 Years Young

Favorite accomplishments

“My greatest accomplishment was raising with my wife, four children who became outstanding citizens.”


Secret to longevity

“Heredity; having a happy marriage and a very good family life, loving my fellow man and taking an interest in the lives of my family members.”


Best advice

“Be happy, enjoy each day, and live a good life. Be honest in your dealings, help other people, and be happy with what you have.”


Lyle

102 Years Young

Favorite accomplishments

“Marrying my childhood sweetheart Sarah and together raising four children, three sons and one daughter, and staying married for 75 years is my greatest accomplishment.”

Secret to longevity

“I have no secret for living to be over 100 years old. I have tried to be honest with my fellow men and live the Word of Wisdom. I drink lots of water. I was never afraid of hard work and tried to serve the Lord to the best of my ability.”

Best advice

“My advice to the younger generation would be to never say anything or do anything that later on in life’s journey you may regret.”

Lyle
Eleanor

Eleanor

101 Years Young

Favorite accomplishments

“Being in a loving marriage, having good and hard-working children, and caring family and friends are what I count as my most cherished accomplishments. Next to being a wife and a parent, nursing was the most important thing in my life.”


Secret to longevity

“I’m just keeping it a secret I guess.”


Best advice

“Always try to accomplish at least one thing every day, even if it is just something small.”