Ledge Point centenarian puts long life down to ‘lots of luck’


Olga Marshall celebrating her 100th birthday, with daughter and son-in-law Kaye and Tim Coleman.
Olga Marshall celebrating her 100th birthday, with daughter and son-in-law Kaye and Tim Coleman.

LEDGE Point resident Olga Marshall celebrated her 100th birthday this month.

Mrs Marshall (nee Sumpton) was born in East Fremantle on July 9, 1917 during World War I.

She spent her youth there and finished school aged 13 in order to work at a newsagency on Canning Highway.

When she was 18, she met her future husband, Ken, who was a friend of her employer.

After a five-year courtship, they married and had a daughter, Kaye.

Mrs Marshall has lived in Ledge Point for the past 20 years and enjoys crochet, crosswords and baking cakes.

She has four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, plus a Maltese-cross called Snooky.

Asked what her secret to a long life was, Mrs Marshall said, “Ledge Point fish, Gingin beef, the occasional tipple of apple cider… and lots of luck’’.

Shire of Gingin Deputy President Sam Collard visited Mrs Marshall to present her with a bouquet of flowers in honour of her centenarian milestone.

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