104 Candles

About 60 members of Althea Ellen Terry Burns extended family joined in celebration of her 104th birthday on Saturday at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood. Althena was born in 1906 and moved to Flagstaff with her family in 1923. In 1925 she married Nelson Burns and together they had 5 children. The family moved to Cottonwood in 1955 and Nelson passed in 2009 - the couple was married for 66 years. Althea maintains a duplex in Cottonwood, continues to be active in her church and loves to entertain family. Family members from Nevada, California, Utah and New Mexico traveled to Cottonwood to help celebrate Althea's birthday. Mary Hughes, Althea Burns, Tom Burns (bottom row, left to right) Zoe Burns, John Burns and Elaine Hansen (top row, left to right) during Althea's 104th birthday celebration. VVN/Jon Pelletier

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