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Tuolumne County Centenarian Society gets new inductees


Neal Watts, 96 (left), and Joe Quintel, 102, hold a conversation Wednesday before the Centenarian Luncheon at the Tuolumne County Senior Center.
Trudy Fueg, 97.
Jewel Guhl, 102.
Neal Watts, 96 (right), sat with his wife of 75 years Genoma Watts, 93 (left)
Joe Quintel, 102.
Reginald Chrisholm, 100.
Agnes Christensen, 103.
Harry Benoist, 101.
Millie Harlan, 97.
Several of Tuolumne County residents aged 97 and over gathered for the Centenarian Luncheon at the Tuolumne County Senior Center Wednesday.

Tuolumne County’s oldest residents were honored Wednesday at the annual Centenarian’s Luncheon held at the Tuolumne County Senior Center.

Seven centenarians were recognized, and 18 others who are not quite 100 were inducted into the University of Life, which includes freshman (96 years old), sophomores (97), juniors (98) and seniors (99).

One couple, Neal (97) and Genoma Watts (93), were recognized not only for the longevity, but also for the longevity of their 75-year marriage.

The honorees were treated to lunch, hosted by the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging, and were awarded certificates. The centenarian’s names will be entered on

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Tuolumne County’s oldest residents were honored Wednesday at the annual Centenarian’s Luncheon held at the Tuolumne County Senior Center.

Seven centenarians were recognized, and 18 others who are not quite 100 were inducted into the University of Life, which includes freshman (96 years old), sophomores (97), juniors (98) and seniors (99).

One couple, Neal (97) and Genoma Watts (93), were recognized not only for the longevity, but also for the longevity of their 75-year marriage.

The honorees were treated to lunch, hosted by the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging, and were awarded certificates. The centenarian’s names will be entered on the Centenarian Society’s wall plaque at the Senior Center.

Other organizations involved in the event included the Kiwanis Club of Sonora, California Highway Patrol, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Sonora Police Department, the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and community dignitaries.