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Florence Ann Destaffany Spokane

Florence Ann DeStaffany recently celebrated her 100th birthday at The Cooper George Apartments, where she lives.

Miss DeStaffany was born Aug. 12, 1897, in Stillwater, Minn., and has lived in the Northwest since 1919.

She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Montana and later, during the Depression, enrolled men into the Civilian Conservation Corps. She retired from civil service, having worked at Fort Wright, Fairchild Air Force Base and Geiger Field.

Miss DeStaffany attributes her long life to hard work and the joy of living. , DataTimes

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