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Florence Irene (Sanger) Hart


Florence Irene (Sanger) Hart is celebrating her 107th birthday today. She was born June 27, 1898, in Los Angeles during the Spanish-American War.

She has been a resident of Spokane for 17 years.

Hart met Harold P. “Bill” Hart on a blind date, and they were married in 1923. She has two children, Russell Hart of Chattaroy, and the late Ted Hart. She also has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband is deceased.

Hart’s most rewarding life achievement was decorating her home with antiques and her handmade braided and hooked rugs. At age 80 she began making handmade cloth dolls and animals, which have traveled around the world.

She attributes her long and healthy life to always having a project that needs to be finished, having a good sense of humor, and eating the right foods – lots of fruits and vegetables with her cheese.

Hart’s most memorable moment in the last 100-plus years is the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked. She also notes that she has lived through seven wars.

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