Happy 105th Ethel
She is officially the oldest resident that Putaruru Rangiura Retirement Village has ever had.
Ethel Rogers marked her 105th birthday last week with family and friends at her home in Putaruru.
Business and facilities manager Juliette Tuckey said Ethel has been a resident of the retirement village for 20 years.
Miss Roger’s birthday celebrations were capped off with a special afternoon tea including a delicious birthday cake.
The South Waikato News also spoke to the Putaruru resident two years ago when she celebrated her 103rd birthday.
She said then her longevity could be put down to eating fresh apples and getting plenty of fresh air.
Miss Rogers was born in 1907 and moved to Putaruru when she was 80.
One of five children, she was born and raised in Taranaki.
In 2010, her niece Trix LeProu said: ‘‘She looked after her father and brothers throughout their farming life.
‘‘She believes her longevity is due to eating apples off the orchard farm’’.
She added that her aunt got plenty of fresh air from Mount Taranaki.
Miss Rogers never married or had children.
MILESTONE: Putaruru Rangiura Retirement Village resident Ethel Rogers marked her 105th birthday last week with her friends.