Wenatchee Member Turns 100

by Kathy Marson

Earl Bolton on the summit of Tibbetts Mountain.
Earl enjoys canning his own food.
Robert Earl Bolton at the piano.

WENATCHEE, Wash., September 29, 2014  -  Dr. Earl Bolton,  member of the Wenatchee Adventist Church, will celebrate his 100th birthday on October 3. The church held a birthday celebration for him last Sabbath, September 27, 2014.

Members of the church appreciate Dr. Bolton for his Christian influence on his family, his community and the world. He served many years as an elder of the church. Former pastor, Dan Serns said, "I'm glad he is still going strong, letting his light shine for Jesus! Someday soon, when Jesus returns, he will life forever!

Robert Earl Bolton was born October 3, 2014. The same year World War 1 began, the year the Panama Canal opened to traffic, and the year Double Mint chewing gum was introduced.

Earl has led a busy life. And being nearly 100 has not slowed him down much. He mows his lawn, plays the piano, looks after his house and cooks and cans fruit and vegetables. (Wilfred Woods, September 19, 2014, Wenatchee World.)

He still drives his own car and his drivers license is good until he turns 101. When he reaches that age, he says he plans to renew it. 

Soon to be a centenarian, Earl has been a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since January 1 of 1929.