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'It's been a wonderful life'

Betty Olson is living proof that longevity resides in the genes.

The Shelton woman's mother reached the age of 100 years and three months. Two of Olson's sisters lived until they were 100 years, seven months.

Olson passed the century milestone April 6. Friends and family joined her for a celebration at Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton, where she has lived since 2017.

"It's been a wonderful life," she said on April 5, the day before her birthday. "I've been blessed with friends and family. Life is good."

Olson was born April 6, 1922, in Waterville, near Wenatchee and grew up o...


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