March 10

Anna MayWeber turns 100 years old

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Anna May Weber, Linda Armstrong, Ronald Armstrong, Nancy Merriman, Michel Merriman and Gary Merriman

On March 7, 2014, we honored Mrs. Anna May Weber on her 100 birthday with a luncheon celebration in Woodview at the Linden House.   The room was cheerfully decorated with spring colors and the tables with fresh spring tulips and balloons. A birthday cake was shared with those in attendance; her immediate family, fellow Woodview residents and Graceworks top executives and staff.  Everyone sang happy birthday to Mrs. Weber.

Linda and her husband Ronald Armstrong looked after each detail to organize the two-day celebration. Daughter Nancy Merriman with her husband Gary and his brother Michael traveled from Lake Placid Florida for the birthday festivities.  A larger celebration with 120 extended family and friends was held in the Grand room the following day.

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John Brinkman, Administrator, Bethany Village, Anna May Weber, Judy Budi, Vice President of Residential Care, Bill Serr, President and CEO.

“Mom has been very excited and looking forward to the birthday party, especially to see all her family and friends,” daughter Nancy states.  “We would not have missed this for anything.”

Mrs. Weber has spent many years with Graceworks Lutheran Services Lutheran Inner Mission, initially as a staff member working with Pastor Stoneburner as Coordinator of Volunteers for Chaplain’s work in public institutions.  She was also very active for many years with our Women’s Council, serving as President in 1961-1962.  She first became an independent resident of Bethany Village in 1998 when she moved into Vista Place.

Abraham Lincoln said that “in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” At 100 Anna May lives every day fully, and graciously. She is an inspiration to the residents and staff on Woodview.

Happy birthday Mrs. Anna May Weber.  Thank you for sharing your warm, cheerful personality and talents with us over the years as a volunteer, staff member and resident.