Two Oklahoma Women Honored As Centenarians - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Two Oklahoma Women Honored As Centenarians

Posted: Updated:
Georgia Anderson turned 100 years old Monday. Rachelle Pelley turned 101 years old this year. Georgia Anderson turned 100 years old Monday. Rachelle Pelley turned 101 years old this year.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

It's not every day you meet a Centenarian, a person who has lived to be 100 years old. On Monday, News 9 had a chance to meet two and both are proving to live very full lives.

Georgia Anderson turned 100 years old Monday.

The Village on the Park, the assisted living center where she is a resident, had a big party for the occasion. Anderson is their first centenarian.

"I came to Oklahoma City in 1941 when there were a lot of servicemen downtown, and I learned to dance," Anderson talked about her first days living in Oklahoma City.

She told us her first job was as a teacher, where she made $75 a month.

"We all love Georgia," resident Barbara Moslinder said.

Moslinder said the secret to her longevity is hydration.

"The nurse comes in every morning and says 'did you drink your water?' I say ‘yes,'" Anderson, who hasn't had any major medical issues, said.

In the Village, we met up with Rachelle Pelley who turned 101 years old this year.

She taught in Oklahoma public schools for more than 40 years.

On Monday, the Oklahoma County Retired Educators Association gave Pelley its "Pioneer Teacher Award" for her dedication and service.

These days, Pelley is still an educator and is the first to read the short stories her husband writes as a hobby.

"I give her the first copy," Bill Pelley said.

"I correct it, big deal," Rachelle joked.

Pelley's father lived to be 100, and her brother was 99 when he passed away.

Her nephew is CBS News Anchor Scott Pelley.

Scott recorded a congratulatory message for his aunt Monday.

"You have changed the lives of thousands of students, and they are forever grateful," Pelley said from CBS News headquarters in New York.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night. Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night.
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
  • OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.