For­mer Monto res­i­dent reaches 100 years

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

FOR­MER long-term Monto res­i­dent Grace Rawl­ins has cel­e­brated the mile­stone achieve­ment of cel­e­brat­ing her 100th birth­day sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends.

Grace lived in Monto with her fam­ily un­til they moved to Bris­bane when she was 19 years old, returning to Monto at the age of 24 to be­gin her mar­ried life with hus­band Ken­neth Rawl­ins, a well-known busi­ness­man in the area.

Grace and Ken­neth had three chil­dren, Wade, Rita and Brett, who all at­tended lo­cal schools.

The cou­ple spent the next 50 years liv­ing at ‘Wade Ridge’, the house Ken­neth built on Edi­son St in Monto.

Ken­neth passed away in the early 1990s and Grace moved to Bris­bane, where she now lives in a gar­den apart­ment in Ash­grove and still main­tains good health.

A pas­sion for gar­den­ing for much of her life led Grace to win the cham­pi­onship gar­den prize sev­eral times.

To cel­e­brate her mile­stone birth­day, the cen­te­nar­ian trav­elled down to Syd­ney, where most of her fam­ily now lives.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY: Grace Rawl­ins sur­rounded by her beloved fam­ily cel­e­brat­ing Grace’s mile­stone achieve­ment.

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