Longtime Auburnite Pauline Washam turned 100 years old on March 7.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate Pauline (Kester) Washam’s 100th birthday on March 7.

Born in Auburn, Washam was raised in a family-built home on Main Street. Her father, George Kester, worked for the railroad and served as school board president.

Washam and her husband, Ray, lived in Auburn their entire married lives. Washam’s children, her mother and grandchildren all graduated from Auburn High School.

At the birthday party were Washam’s two children, JoAnn Washam and Jim Washam; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a niece, Robin Bricker, and her family; and a nephew, Donald Robertson, and his family.

Washam had lived in Auburn her entire life until about six months ago. She lives independently today at Mill Ridge Village in Milton.

Washam still enjoys riding around Auburn and watching it grow. She is especially interested in the new high school.