Hargett celebrates 100 years

By Mary Ricks, Columbian news assistant

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Burnt Bridge Creek — Kathryn B. Hargett celebrated her 100th birthday on May 11 with close friends and family.

Her grandparents homesteaded around the town of Starbuck in Columbia County, where she was born. Starbuck is north of Walla Walla.

Hargett was a tailor, a gardener and taught steel guitar. She enjoyed decorating her home.

She married Eugene C. Hargett, who was from Walla Walla. They had no children.

The couple spent many years splitting their time between Walla Walla and a town in central Mexico.

They moved to Vancouver in 1985.

After her husband died in 1987, Kathryn Hargett sold their property in Walla Walla and had a home built in the Salmon Creek area. She lived in her home until she was 98, when she moved into Sunshine Care Adult Family Home.