Anna Ashby to celebrate 85th


by: Submitted Photo  - Anna Ashby, center, with family members.

   The family of Anna Ashby invites all friends and relatives to help celebrate her 85 birthday from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Jefferson County Senior Center. A light meal, coffee and cake will be served.
   Anna and her husband Les Ashby came to Culver in 1963, then moved to Metolius in 1955. Mr. Ashby worked as a mechanic for Gourmet Foods in Metolius, while she was a mail carrier and drove school bus in Madras until her retirement.
   Today, she enjoys going to and volunteering at the senior center, playing cards with friends, playing bunko, and doing some gardening.
   She has 11 children: Eleanor Bailey, Laura Palmateer, Bob Ashby, Mack Morgan, Carl Morgan, Pat Ashby, Kathy Smith, Dick Ashby, Barb Ashby, and the late Jim Ashby and Marilyn Morgan; 44 grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.