Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Turning 100 on Valentine's Day


February 17, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Pinky Neuharth celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday, Valentine's Day. The Seattle native has lived in Mason County since 1983 and now lives at Maple Glen Senior Living in Shelton.

Pinky Neuharth turned 100 years old on Valentine's Day, with his thoughts on his late wife, Gladys, who died four years ago.

Her ashes are in a box on a shelf, next to a rose, in his room at Maple Glen Senior Living in Shelton. Neuharth - who was born in Seattle on Feb. 14, 1922 - said he plans to be cremated upon his death and have his ashes mixed with Gladys'. They will be released into the north fork of the Skokomish River and drift together into Lake Cushman, where they lived full time following retirement in 1983.

"I'm going to take her by the hand and say, 'This time you're not going...

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