107 years old!

 10/07/2019 | 10:02 AM 

Elisabeth Boeker, born the same year the Titanic sank: 1912 celebrated her 107th birthday on September 25th, 2019.  Elisabeth was raised in Missouri, as the daughter of a minister she played the organ in church during her father’s sermons.  After graduating high school in 1930, Elisabeth went to nursing school to become a registered nurse at which time she accepted a position with a uniformed branch of the US government known as the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service.  During her service in the 1950’s she treasured her time in the Middle East, specifically Iran.  After her Middle East tour, she returned to Washington DC where she was in-charge of recruiting nurses into the US Public Health Service.  By the 1960’s she moved to Rochester, NY to work in a mayo clinic where she specialized in Nuclear Medicine.

In her retirement, Elisabeth was often found exploring her artistic capabilities through painting and regularly participated in yoga into her 80’s.  In the late 1990’s, Elisabeth moved to Mountain Vista’s Assisted Living community in Wheat Ridge, CO.  There, she is remembered as attending resident council meetings where she encouraged the chef to create healthier diets that avoid bread and fried foods.  Her legacy extends into the present as Mountain Vista continues to focus on healthier meal options for residents.

On her 107th birthday celebration, Elisabeth gathered with caregivers and family to reminisce on her incredible life experiences and all the blessings she’s received.  After all, 107 is an incredible milestone!


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