Longtime Harbor resident Eileen Paulsen will celebrate her 100th birthday this month.
Born Oct. 29, 1920 in Canada, she came to Hoquiam with her parents and twin brother a few years later. Eileen graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1939 and went on to business college.
She met her future husband, Clarence Paulsen, at the Dream Land Dance Hall in Hoquiam and throughout their marriage they enjoyed square dancing and doing the polka. He died in 2006.
Over the years, she worked for Pepsi, Montgomery Wards, doing alterations at Waugh’s Mens Store, at Fays and the Undercover Shop.
She was the co-founder of the North Hoquiam Hyaks 4-H club and the Ocean Shores Quilt Club.
She has three children: sons Bob (Betty) Paulsen and Larry Paulsen, all of Ocean Shores and daughter Peggy (John) Tonan of Port Townsend. She also has three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her centennial birthday will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Ocean Shores.