Exmouth woman celebrates 103rd birthday

A GREAT grandmother from Exmouth was joined by much-loved relatives to mark her 103rd birthday.

Eva Parker, born in Woodbury in 1907, celebrated the milestone occasion with a party organised by staff at Morton Residential Home, in Drakes Avenue, where she now lives.

Eva was given flowers, received scores of cards and enjoyed a special tea.

Daughter, Yvonne Beck 71, of Henrietta Place, said her mum still had a good state of mind despite her age and likes nothing more than reading her local paper, The Exmouth Journal.

“She loves to keep up with what is going on and even enjoys reading complex local government stories.”

Eva has one grandchild, Andrew, and two great grandchildren, Jessica and Megan. Her husband, Alfred, died in 1984.

Born in Woodbury, she is one of ten children – with seven brothers and three sisters of which she is the only surviving person.

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Yvonne said: “She doesn’t like the fact that she is the only one left.”

She added: “Everyone who knows her will say how good she looks for her age. The staff are Morton are fantastic in running a good programme of exercises which she joins in with.”

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