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Lubbock woman celebrates 100th birthday

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Updated: 12/22/2012 10:40 pm

She is an artist, author, mom and the list goes on. Irene Ratliff reached a milestone Saturday. She turned 100 years-old.  Her 100th birthday celebration and reception was held at Carillon. She has lived there since 2001. She was able to celebrate with her family and friends.

Ratliff was actively involved in the Lubbock community. She was founding member of the Lubbock Women's Club. Ratliff and her husband were also founding members of the Lubbock Country Club.

Alan Ratliff said he is one proud son.

"It gives me hope that I think we will make it too," he said. "Cause they say if it is in your genes that's is nice to see somebody make it." "She is a strong woman, from strong roots to strong family."    

Ratliff is also a talented artist. She carved birds out of wood with stained glass and oil paintings. She also wrote a book in 1993 about her mother titled 'Little Mom.'

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