Frances 100th birthday

The Willows resident receives the key to the city.

Mayor Patty Lent presented Willows resident Frances with a key to the city of Bremerton for his 100th birthday.

Frances moved to Bremerton from Albany, Oregon in 1940. He worked in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as an electrician and retired in 1972. After that he worked at a lumber yard for five years. Frances also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Frances said the key to his longevity is eating right and exercising, but believes the real reason he has lived this long is because the Lord has been very good to him. “He has always been by my side” states Frances. He said he owes everything to the Lord he has always kept him out of danger. Frances has lived at The Willows for five ½ years. He is happy to have his best friend Thelma living there as well. Frances and Thelma enjoy taking walks and shopping at Fred Meyer when the Willows bus goes there.