#WyoStrong stories, brought to you by Wyoming Community Bank, highlight Wyoming perseverance, ingenuity, creativity and resilience.
Rose Harris, the oldest living Eastern Shoshone tribal member, turned 100 today, January 20th. She had two birthday parties this morning, one where she currently resides, Morning Star Care Center, and another with the community and her family at Rocky Mountain Hall.
County 10 chatted with Rose for a few minutes before the celebrations began this morning. When asked how she felt about turning 100 years old, Rose chuckled and said, “Surprising.”
She lived her life on a ranch in the Sage Creek area northeast of Fort Washakie with her husband and three children. Only one school and one store in the area, Rose shared. They raised cows and horses on the ranch, and once had a single sheep. Morning Star Care Center staff shared that she lived there on her own until her mid-70s.
Rose had “too many” great memories to share, but her favorite is “the way people lived in those days.”
She is quite the rummy player, according to other residents at Morning Star Care Center. Although Rose shared Bingo is her favorite activity.
Rose said her goal for her 100th year is “to stay healthy.”
Happy 100th birthday, Rose!
There was another birthday to celebrate at Morning Star Care Center today, Doris turned 96!
Happy birthday, Doris!