Governor honors state's 145 centenarians

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 31, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert celebrated the state's 145 residents who are at least 100 years old at an annual event in West Jordan.

The Deseret News reports ( the annual Centenarian Celebration luncheon was held Friday and attended by 55 of the state's eldest residents.

The governor and his wife Jeannette ate lunch with 106-year-old Beatrice Payne of Provo. She and 106-year-old Evgeni Safanov of Salt Lake County were the oldest attendees.

Herbert said Utah residents of all ages could learn from the lives, experiences, and hopes of the state's centenarians.


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