Queen for a Day (a 100th birthday, that is)

February 26, 2013

By Staff

Photos By Greg Farrar Juanita Smith enjoys her birthday in high style with a brooch of red roses and a jeweled tiara. Celebrating with Smith are two of her three children, Pam Brown (left) and Kevin Smith (right); and four of her eight great-grandchildren (from left), Landon Brown, 4, and Hannah Brown, 6, of Oregon, and Connor Heintz, 13, and Gabe Heintz, 11, of Maple Valley.

Photos By Greg Farrar
Juanita Smith enjoys her birthday in high style with a brooch of red roses and a jeweled tiara. Celebrating with Smith are two of her three children, Pam Brown (left) and Kevin Smith (right); and four of her eight great-grandchildren (from left), Landon Brown, 4, and Hannah Brown, 6, of Oregon, and Connor Heintz, 13, and Gabe Heintz, 11, of Maple Valley.

Juanita Smith, a Squak Mountain resident of Issaquah for the past 30 of her 100 years, celebrated her birthday Feb. 23 with a party given by more than two dozen family members at her University House home.

Smith graduated from Centralia High School in 1929, the University of Washington in 1933, and taught elementary school in the Centralia School District from 1956 to 1978. ‘She is very generous and kind,’ great-grandson Connor said. ‘I always remember her for giving us a ton of cookies. We would come to her house and she’d have a platter of them, and she would say, ‘Go get the cookies!’’

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One Response to “Queen for a Day (a 100th birthday, that is)”

  1. Ramona Stout on June 1st, 2014 11:53 am

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family in the passing of Juanita Smith. She lived a very long and interesting life. I did not know her personaly but I would have liked to. According to her obituary she was my Aunt. My biological father was Tracey Warren from Chehalis, Wa. My Mother’s name was Marie Rashoff. I was born in Portland, Or. Lived in Pe Ell, Chehalis and Aberdeen, Wa all of my 83 years.Tracey told me about his 2 children, a boy and a girl on his many visits to my house in Aberdeen on his way to the family’s beach house. He talked about his family, I didn’t meet any of them except Harold and his Brothers, my cousins, later on. I am very happy to see some pictures and read about my father’s side of the family that I never knew. Sounds like Aunt Juanita was a very kind,thoughtful and generous lady. I would have loved to have met her. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. Thank you for this opportunity. Ramona

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