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Centenarian: Spokane Valley woman turns 108 years old

Isabel Inglis Becker Moore turns 108 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (Courtesy photo)
Isabel Inglis Becker Moore turns 108 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (Courtesy photo)

Isabel Inglis Becker Moore

Spokane Valley

Isabel Inglis Becker Moore will celebrate her 108th birthday on Sept. 13. She was born Sept. 13, 1908, in Escanaba, Michigan. She currently calls Sullivan Park Care Center in Spokane Valley home and has lived in Eastern Washington for 27 years.

Moore met her husband, Jim, who is deceased, in Calgary, Alberta. They were married in 1935.

She moved to Canada with her parents when she was 6 years old and spent most of her young life in Calgary before attending the University of Alberta, where she studied business.

Moore worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a bookkeeper, beginning in Bellingham in 1952 and retiring from the Yakima Council in 1985.

Moore loves music and said the Jazz Age was her favorite era in history. She also remembers the Depression, even though she lived in Canada at the time.

She credits her long and healthy life to her ability to meet and make friends. She played bridge for many years, is an avid reader and loves baseball, especially the Seattle Mariners. Moore said her greatest enjoyment is her family and grandchildren. She also credits her good genes for her long and healthy life.

Moore has two children: Gary and Luetta Moore, of Spokane Valley; and Janice Moore Gianola and Jack Gianola, of Fort Collins, Colorado. She also has five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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