Olga Marshall celebrates her 100th birthday

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Ledge Point resident Olga Marshall says Ledge Point fish, Gingin beef, the occasional apple cider and lots of luck are the secret to a long life.

OLGA Marshall of Ledge Point celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, July 9.

Shire of Gingin deputy president Sam Collard visited Mrs Marshall a and presented her with a bouquet of flowers in honour of her centenarian milestone.

President David Roe said Olga Marshall (neé Sumpton) was born in East Fremantle on July 9, 1917 during World War 1.

Cr Roe said she spent her youth there and finished school at 13 to go to work in a newsagency on Canning Highway.

“When she was 18 she met her future husband Ken Marshall who happened to be a friend of her employer and after a five-year courtship, Olga and Ken married and had daughter Kaye,’’ he said.

“A resident of Ledge Point for the past 20 years, Olga still enjoys good health and lives independently within close proximity to Kaye.

“Olga is the proud grandmother of four and great-grandmother of 12.

“She enjoys crocheting and crosswords, bakes cakes for her family, loves her seaside home and has a little Maltese-cross called Sooky to keep her company.’’

Mrs Marshall said the secret to a long life was “Ledge Point fish, Gingin beef, the occasional tipple of apple cider… and lots of luck’’.

Cr Roe said the shire understood a letter from Her Majesty the Queen may be on its way soon.

“Congratulations Olga – we wish you many more wonderful years ahead.’’