The following is a profile of a Justin resident who turns 100 years old on Thursday:

Name: Mary Emma Owens Tate

Date of birth, and birthplace: Feb. 6, 1920

Family: husband Lewis F. Tate (deceased), daughters Martha McGifford (deceased) and Mary Ann Grundborg (deceased), son Jim Lewis Tate of Justin, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Education: attended the University of Texas in Austin

Place of worship: Justin United Methodist Church

If I could change one thing in my life, it would be: I feel feel very fortunate to have lived my life this long.

My favorite television show of all time: Jeopardy!

During the Great Depression, I: grew up.

During World War II: I worked for the railroad.

My earliest childhood memory is: Santa Claus.

I wish I knew how to: play the piano.

I’m happiest when: I’m with my family and friends.

I regret: many things.

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