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103 AND COUNTING

Courtesy photoAlyce Engelen celebrated her 103rd birthday Monday, Oct. 12, with a tiara and a cake. Now living at the Beehive in Forest Grove, Engelen was born in Burton, Nebraska, grew up in South Dakota and was living at The Elms in Forest Grove before moving to the Beehive, an assisted living and memory care center, according to Office Manager Heather Warren. She LOVES to sing, Warren wrote in an email. Her laugh is contagious! She is so smart and we love to hear her memories. She and her husband had a ranch and she can handle a horse better than almost anyone. Engelen, who never had children, also worked as a metal cutter or burner in a shipyard during World War II, according to nephew Hal Engelen.

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