Elaine Rose Kirpes Mustard
Elaine Mustard celebrated her 100th birthday Nov. 6. She was born in Colton, Washington, and has lived in Eastern Washington her entire life.
She met her husband, Tom Mustard, in Colton, and the couple was married in 1944.
Mustard worked with farm wives, helping feed thrashing crews during harvest, then at Pullman Laundry for four years and later in Dining Services at Washington State University for 17 years.
She credits her long and healthy life to a “going with the flow” attitude and taking life as it comes.
Her children are Joan Schatz of Bothell, Washington; Adele Moneymaker of Uniontown, Washington; Janice Chenette of Colton, Washington; and Marv and Darrel Mustard, both deceased.
Mustard has 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great great-children.
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