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Vale woman celebrates turning 100 years old

Child holds a photograph of herself as a one-year old. She celebrated her hundredth birthday Saturday. (The Enterprise/Carolyn Agrimis)

VALE – Vale resident Marion Child celebrated turning 100 years old in style Saturday.

She was joined for a barbecue at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vale by close to 100 friends and family members.

Her son Fred Child and granddaughter Holly Stapleton organized the centenarian’s birthday party.

“She was always caring, always responsible,” reflected Fred on growing up in the care of his mother. “She has a very high moral character, values like honesty and responsibility, stuff like that ranked very high for her.”

Fred is one five sons. The others are Andrew, Dee, Fred, Tim, and Bruce. Andrew and Dee have both passed away.

In total, Child has over . . .