Marie Rocha was born in Ferndale in 1918. (Courtesy of the Rocha family)

Marie Rocha of Arcata celebrated her 101st birthday on Feb. 16.

Rocha was born in Ferndale in 1918 and moved to Arcata in 1949, where she was a homemaker and raised a family on a dairy farm in Arcata Bottom.

Rocha has seven children: Bob of Arcata, Alice of Sacramento, Marj of Napa, Dave of Eureka, Jim of Tucson, Arizona, Mary of Walnut Creek and Sarah Louise of Sacramento. She has 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Her hobbies included flower gardening, doing needlework, reading and baking. She now resides at Granada Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Eureka, where she stays very active and enjoys visitors and telephone calls from family and friends.

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