Richmond woman turns 100

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Richmond woman is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Today, Ann Young and her family celebrated her legacy at Morning Pointe Richmond, a senior living community.

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The Wayne County native attended college at Cumberland College, now University of the Cumberlands, and later Eastern Kentucky University, relocating to Richmond. During World War Two, she worked at the Bluegrass Army Depot where she met her husband, Andrew Young.

According to Young’s daughter Harriet Stipes, she has walked three miles every day since 1968, and loves health and wellness.

“I used to go to work and then I would go out to her house and we’d walk for three miles, and just talk and walk, and that’s probably–of course I have a lot of memories–but that’s probably my favorite,” said Harriet Stipes.

Young’s granddaughter, Marisa Stipes, says she’s heard many words of wisdom over the years from her grandmother.

“She would say, ‘pretty is as pretty does,’ and ‘you can’t be pretty if you’re acting ugly,’–that’s something she’d always tell me and something I try to live by–she’s been the greatest grandmother ever. I’m so glad everybody’s here today to celebrate her,” said Marisa Stipes.

Young was presented the key to the City of Richmond by Mayor Robert Blythe, and Madison County Judge Executive Mr. Reagan Taylor proclaimed July 27th as “Ann Young Day.”