Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Retired local teacher, home economist celebrates 100th birthday.(Reach Out)

Byline: Around Town LIZ OTERO VALLEJOS

Jewell Weatherford celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at a brunch in her honor at the Albuquerque Country Club on Jan. 14.

Jewell was born Jan. 14, 1901, near Anna, Texas, located on the Texas/Oklahoma border near the Red River.

Jewell's mother died when she was only 10 years old and she was raised by her aunt.

Jewell attended Texas Tech and then began her teaching career as a fourth-grade teacher in Spearman, Texas. There, she met James Stark, also a teacher. They were married in 1923 and later moved to Tahoka, Texas. Their son, Jim Stark, was born there in 1924. About 10 years later, Jewell moved on to attend the University of Texas. …

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