Resident celebrates 100 years

DOWNEY - Downey resident Jossie Faye Sterling celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday and received a certificate of recognition from the city of Downey.Sterling was born Nov. 10, 1910 in Pocola, Indian Territory, Oklahoma to parents Ruffie and Janie Smith Booth. She attended school in Pocola and married James Arron Sterling on Dec. 22, 1927 at the family home where she was born. The couple moved to San Pedro in 1941 where Jossie worked in the fish canneries and James at Ford Motor Co. In 1960, they purchased their home in Downey where Jossie still lives. In 1975, when James retired from Ford, the couple purchased a new Comet Mercury, which Jossie eventually decided to sell after not renewing her driver's license at age 95. A member of Calvary Chapel Church of Downey, she is a lifelong member of the Gold Circle Auxiliary at St. Francis Medical Center.

********** Published: November 11, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 30