Lucille Stemple, with Grand Lake ties, celebrates 100th birthday |

Lucille Stemple, with Grand Lake ties, celebrates 100th birthday

Lucille Stemple turned 100 Oct. 20, 2010. Lucille was a part-time resident and frequent visitor to Grand County until her health would not allow her to return to the high altitude. Grand County was one of her favorite places to be.

Her daughter Barb Stemple lives in Grand Lake and her son Bing (deceased) and grandson Gary Stemple were long time county residents.

She was born in Chicago, Ill. and moved to Elmhurst, Ill. when she was 5. She has lived in her 170-year-old home for 88 years. Currently she is in California where she celebrated her big day with family and friends. She is a world traveler and says that she is part gypsy because she loves the open road.

She is still sharp and witty, but is slowing down. She has many friends in Grand County and it is a place which will always be dear to her heart. She enjoys receiving cards and letters, photos and memories.

Mail can be sent to her at the following address: Lucille Stemple, 923 La Tierra Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078.

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