Woodbury woman celebrates 102nd birthday

A WOODBURY woman has celebrated her 102nd birthday. Eva Parker, who was born in the village, marked her special day last Wednesday, October 28, with a party at Moreton Residential home, in Drakes Avenue, Exmouth, where she now lives. She has one daughter,

A WOODBURY woman has celebrated her 102nd birthday.

Eva Parker, who was born in the village, marked her special day last Wednesday, October 28, with a party at Moreton Residential home, in Drakes Avenue, Exmouth, where she now lives.

She has one daughter, Yvonne, one grandchild, Andrew Beck, and two grandchildren, Jessica and Megan.

Yvonne said: "The party was absolutely brilliant. I can't speak highly enough of the staff at Moreton for what they did. Some of them had given up their days off to be there.


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"My mum was sat down with all the other residents and the food was lovely.

"She thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Her room was full of flowers."

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Before Exmouth was bombed in World War II, Eva worked in a jewellers. Her husband, Alfred, a well-known Exmouth man, who played for Withycombe Raleigh Club, died in 1984.

Yvonne said despite her mum's age, her well-being, both mentally and physically, was very good.

She added: "She loves ringing her family members even now, for the latest gossip. There are not many ladies who get to 102 and still get to enjoy their life.

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