Utah woman honored on 100th birthday


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OGDEN -- A very special Utah woman was honored Wednesday on her 100th birthday.

Utah woman honored on 100th birthday

Two portraits of Velma Saunders were unveiled. One will hang at the Weber County Commission offices; the other at the local United Way office.

Velma still works three days a week at the county commission offices. She may be 100, but she's still full of energy.

"Hooray! Hooray! It's my birthday!" Saunders said. "A hundred years ago today a miracle was born!"

Velma's grandparents were slaves, and she said she can remember when she couldn't go through the front door of Ogden's Hotel Ben Lomond. But she eventually became a very popular receptionist for the Weber County Commission.

Happy Birthday, Velma!

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