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Gresham resident Ruth G. Hayes is celebrating her 101st birthday Friday, Oct. 25.

She was born Oct. 25, 1912, and grew up in Coquille.

Ruth worked multiple jobs throughout her life. She enjoys fishing, bingo, gardening, puzzles, sewing, outdoor activities, rodeos, horse racing, playing the lottery and reading.

Ruth’s family includes her daughter, Karen Compton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She says the key to a long life is staying active.

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