Local resident Susie B. celebrated her 100th birthday at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 at The Hamptons of Tyler, located at 4250 Old Omen Rd, Tyler, TX 75707.
It was a very special occasion for Susie. The Hamptons of Tyler played her favorite music and arranged for members of the UT Tyler Cheer squad to be in attendance. The afternoon was dedicated to Susie and wishing her a very happy 100 years! Local news stations also stopped by to interview Susie:
Susie graduated from Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio. She received a nursing degree from Elyria Memorial Hospital and was an OB/GYN charge nurse during WWII. She married the love of her life, Jack, on February 14, 1946. They were married for 69 years until Jack’s death. Susie is the mother of four children: Judy, Dan, Chrissie, and Leigh Ann. She has nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Susie moved to Texas in 1955. She was on the board of directors for the Arlington Texas YMCA. She held various leadership positions including being on the board of directors for the Circle T Girl Scout Council in Fort Worth, Texas. She even received the “THANKS” badge from the Circle T Girl Scout Council, the highest award in the Girl Scouts.
Susie also flew many miles with her husband in a private airplane. She helped with the navigation and calculated fuel usage to know when to switch tanks. She was part of several flying clubs, including the Short Wing Piper Association, OX5, a National Organization, and Marine Squadron 422. She organized reunions for club members all across the U.S. for many years. She also managed the Antique Airplane Association’s monthly meetings.
Susie was also fond of entertaining. She always cooked and hosted guests in her home. She and her husband had friends that came to visit from all over the world.
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