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New centenarian celebrates birthday with five generations strong

Five generations, all residents of Roswell, gathered for this picture to celebrate Jean Hoyenga’s upcoming 100th birthday. Pictured are, front row seated, from left: great-great-granddaughter Roni Fai Riley; centenarian Jean Hoyenga; daughter Cheryl Hale; and great-great-granddaughter Arriana Van Winkle. Back row, from left: great-great-grandson Aedan Riley; great-granddaughter Krista Lemmons; granddaughter Dene Van Winkle; great-great-grandson Jensen Van Winkle; and great-grandson Jared Van Winkle. (Submitted Photo)

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Jean Hoyenga, a 20-year Roswell resident will be turning 100 on Saturday. She was born December 28, 1919.

Jean Hoyenga

She lived most of her life in the state of California before retiring to Roswell 20 years ago. She currently resides in Peachtree retirement center here in Roswell.

Five generations of her family also live in Roswell. Jean has two children, Cheryl Hale of Roswell and Richard Smith of Oregon. She also has seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

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