DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — Having accumulated a century's worth of memories, longtime Glendale resident Genevieve Sultenfuss said her greatest one yet was turning 100.
Roughly 250 close friends and family members attended the centenarian's birthday bash Sunday at the Glendale Elks Lodge, which was decorated to reflect her many loves.
Sultenfuss, who wore a pink flower in her hair, beamed as friends and family showered her with birthday wishes.
"She was a great mentor for me, and she was so dedicated to the work that she did," said Lancaster resident Barbara Garrett, who has known Sultenfuss for more than 20 years.
Sultenfuss has served on numerous civic and business groups, paving the way for many women.
"She has always been a motivation for women," said her daughter, Julie Shermer.
And many of her accomplishments were on display during the bash.
Pins, photographs, awards and clothing were delicately placed on a memorabilia table. Partygoers watched a slideshow of snapshots of Sultenfuss' life.