Amazing Grace: La Conner centenarian celebrates 100th birthday


November 22, 2023

Jean Collins and Grace Hubbard

SOMETHING IN THE WATER – La Conner's newest centenarian, Grace Hubbard (right), celebrated her milestone with her mentor, 101-year-old Jean Collins (left), and friends at the Senior Center at Maple Hall.. Happy birthday Grace!

As a youth, Grace Hubbard experienced history.

As an adult, she helped make history.

And now, having completed her first century of life, the local icon is keenly focused on the here and now, checking off a diverse to-do list of activities at La Conner Retirement Inn and the community's senior center as well as outings with longstanding friends.

Shortly after her 100th birthday this month, Hubbard enjoyed dinner with one of those friends, Joan Cross, former owner of Balance Point Physical Therapy.

"I met her when we were agitating," Hubbard says, a wide smile across her face, referring...

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