Above: Jane Marquis (seated) celebrated her 100-year birthday with her daughter, Betsy Wade, and son Jeff Marquis. Photo courtesy of Solana East Cobb

The Solana East Cobb recently hosted the 100th birthday celebration of Jane Marquis, one of the first residents at the new East Cobb senior living community. The grand celebration included out-of-town family, close friends, fellow residents and the Solana Team.

Jane was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on August 27, 1919, and moved to Atlanta in 1963 when her husband, Jack Marquis, was transferred here for his job with Gulf Oil. When China opened its borders to travel under the Nixon Administration, Jane and Jack traveled there.

Jane’s interests over the years have been church, bridge, extensive travel…and golf. She boasts of the time Arnold Palmer stepped on her hand accidentally at a golf tournament. The Solana team made sure that Arnold Palmers, the iced tea/lemonade drink, were served at her birthday celebration. Jane credits her longevity to her daily routine of regularly exercising down and up from the floor.

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