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July 1, 2009 > Young at heart

Young at heart

Fremont resident celebrates 102nd birthday

By Meenu Gupta

When James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, cautioned not to let wrinkles grow on the heart and keep the spirit young, he was referring to the likes of Shandra Diez Martin, who recently turned 102. Surrounded by at least 50 friends and relatives, including her son, Richard Martin, Diez Martin celebrated her 102nd birthday in June at Massimo's in Fremont. Born on May 3, 1907, she settled in the Bay Area, married and had two children. Her son Richard Martin owns Martin's Beauty Salon and Hair Systems in Fremont. Her daughter Linda Stuart lives in Oklahoma.

"My mother has always been a hard worker. She loves gardening and surrounding herself with family and friends," said her son. Danna Yoshimora, her caregiver for the last six years added, "At 102 she is very healthy and happy. We are all looking forward to her 103rd birthday."

Shandra knows the secrets of a long and healthy life - working hard, cultivating hobbies and socializing. Happy Birthday Shandra and many more!

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