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September 28, 2010 in City
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Mary Martha Surean, 86, recites the oath of citizenship Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Spokane. She is assisted by her daughter Lisa Cordier, left. Surean, originally from England, married a serviceman in the Army Air Force during World War II.

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Dan and Mary Surean were married in 1945 in Bedford, England. Photo courtesy of Lisa Cordier.

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U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno congratulates 86-year-old Mary Martha Surean upon receiving her naturalization certificate Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 in downtown Spokane.

Dan Pelle photo

Mary Martha Surean received her naturalization certificate Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 in Spokane.

Dan Pelle photo

U.S. Magistrate Cynthia Imbrogno congratulates 86-year-old Mary Martha Surean upon receiving her naturalization certificate Sept. 28, 2010 in Spokane. Surean is assisted by her daughter Lisa Cordier.