A longtime former Borger resident recently celebrated a special milestone in her life.
Blanche Miller celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception in the Park Place Towers Parlor in Amarillo on March 19, 2011. Her family was in attendance, and several longtime friends from Borger also attended. Miller is a current resident of the Park Place Towers.
Miller was born on March 22, 1911, in Braymer, Mo., to Florence and Walter Jenks. Her mother worked as a dress maker, and her father worked for a salt plant and also an ice plant. She has one younger sister Mildred.
The family lived in Lyons, Kan., where she attended high school. She married Hobert Miller in 1936. They had one daughter Martha Sue. Blanche was a bookkeeper while her husband was in the Army, stationed in Alaska for three years. He then worked in the oil fields for the Sinclair Oil Company.
Miller, her husband, and daughter lived in Kansas, Stinnett, and Borger. She moved to Amarillo in 1997.
She was a member of the Methodist church in Borger. She enjoys painting, needle point, sewing, traveling, bridge, and reading. Miller and her husband enjoyed playing cards, going to rodeos, and dancing.
Her daughter Martha Rosendahl and husband Larry and grandson Chris Rosendahl and wife Angele and their children Brennan and Devon all live in Baton Rouge, La. Millerâ€™s granddaughter Jessica Rosendahl Leger and husband David and their children, Emma and Lane live in Lafayette, La.
She also has one nephew Paul Strokey, son of Mildred Strokey of Tulsa, Okla.