Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Woman hails 106th birthday.(Reach Out)

Byline: Around Town LIZ OTERO VALLEJOS

Margaret Fowler celebrated her 106th birthday Jan. 17 at Carestone Assisted Living, where she is a resident.

She was born Jan. 30, 1895, in Callaway County, Mo., where she lived until moving to Albuquerque in 1997.

Margaret was married twice and has been on her own for 49 years. She has two sons, the late Roy Lee Ritchie Jr. and Lyndel Ritchie and wife, Jean. Roy's wife, Illa Ritchie lives in Las Vegas, N.M. Margaret has five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret's mother died at the age of 35. Margaret attended school until the eighth grade, then quit at the age of 15 to care for her sister, 13, and brother, 3, and her "really old grandmother," 75. …

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