Olga Bouvier turns 101

Olga Bouvier turned 101 on April 22, 2009. - Andy Hobbs/The Mirror
Olga Bouvier turned 101 on April 22, 2009.
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Olga Bouvier, a resident at Garden Terrace assisted living facility in Federal Way, celebrated her 101st birthday on April 22. Bouvier said her 101st birthday is "just another day," and said she'll make it to 102 "if I'm lucky." Born in 1908 in New Orleans, Bouvier fondly remembers meeting her husband, Lucien, aboard a dance boat on the Mississippi River. Lucien, who died in 1977 after 47 years of marriage, was a great dancer, she said. The couple had two daughters, Jeanette Lucienne Gray of West Seattle and Suzette Coleman of Enumclaw. Bouvier also has four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. During her working years, Bouvier was employed as a department store clerk, and also hung cables for Boeing during World War II. Her late husband's job as a pastry chef brought them to Western Washington.

Bouvier also credits an easygoing attitude, sense of humor and a love for making friends as reasons for reaching 101 years of life.

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