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Betty Westerveld celebrates 103rd birthday


Last updated 5/7/2018 at 9:08am

Betty Westerveld enjoys one gin martini before dinner on a Friday.

Submitted by Silvergate Retirement and Assisted Living Facility

On April 29, 1915, Alice 'Betty' Solt was born near Findlay, Ohio. Betty grew up on a farm and lived with her family in a huge Victorian home of her grandparents. She had a brother two years older, a sister two years younger and a sister 11 years younger. Before school every day Betty had to milk a cow, which was the one chores she did not like doing. Betty also helped with hay baling and any other farm chores that needed to be done.

On the farm, she learned all about "hard work." Betty graduated from high school in 1933 and...

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