Gladys Eckhart is celebrating her 95th birthday. She was born Thanksgiving night, November 28, 1913, in Seattle General Hospital to James William and Bessie Dry Lawlor.
She graduated from Puyallup High School in 1931, the University of Washington in 1935 and married Dr. Emerson R. Eckhart June 12, 1942. They were married for 59 years until he passed away in 2001. Gladys and Emerson resided in Edmonds for 47 years before moving to Bellingham in 2001.
Currently, she is actively involved in the Humanities Society at Lynden Manor and bible study at St. James Presbyterian Church. Her family includes daughter Pam and Skip Gibson, grandson John and Allison Hulbert, great-grandchildren Sarah, Abby and Cameron; and daughter Shary and John Ennen, grandchildren Kirk, Carl and Gretchen.
She contributes her long life to a positive attitude and her strong Christian faith.