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Jean Wedin celebrated 90th birthday last week


February 10, 2021

NOW THAT’S A CLASSIC POSE – Does Jean Wedin have stories to tell! The 90 year-old’s career as a model took her to Egypt as a 30-something in the 1960s. Was she modelling sunglasses or just striking a pose? Ask her when you find her trotting down a La Conner street. – Photo courtesy of Jean Wedin

A former model and actress trained for roles in major productions, La Conner’s Jean Wedin was just fine with a small gathering honoring her 90th birthday Feb. 5.

The COVID-19 pandemic restricted the number of people who could share her special milestone event on Friday. But that didn’t dampen enthusiasm for the local celebration.

“There were four of us,” Wedin told the Weekly News in her trademark upbeat voice, “and we were very careful.”

The new nonagenarian showed her mastery of technology beforehand, posting on social media photos and clippings from her storied career for...

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