Elizabeth Schell turns 100 in May

ARLINGTON Annalee Boulton's mom, Elizabeth Schell, is turning 100 this week and she has taken the time to review a long and rewarding life.

The highlights were definitely marriage, family, children and descendants, she agreed with her daughter, who, at 70-some, is still active with the family business, Flowers by George.

Likewise, the low points were the loss of loved ones. Her husband, Clarence, died at age 57 in 1959 and her son, Annalee's brother, also died young at age 53 due to the same heart disease, Boulton said.

Schell was born Elizabeth Blumfield in Sunland, Calif. She graduated from Glendale Union High School and attended Occidental College, which led her to her husband in Cashmere, Wash.

After a year in college she and her best friend decided to go visit another college girlfriend who lived in Cashmere. The 20-year-olds took the bus from L.A. to Everett and then hopped a train over the hill to Wenatchee.

Their Cashmere friend's brother, Clarence, was smitten with Elizabeth and traveled to Southern California

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