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Tribute: Edith Akers “Edie” of Riverton turns 100!

Jun 12, 2015 02:37PM ● By City Journals Staff
Born in 1915 in Dupo, IL the family eventually moved to Los Angeles, CA where she met and married Howard Akers on Dec. 31, 1936.  They had two sons. 

During World War II, they volunteered in civil service, Edie as a member of auxiliary police and her husband as block warden. Gas masks and first-aid supplies were stored at their house. 

After Howard’s death in 1967, she worked in retail sales and then as a bookkeeper, retiring at the age of 70 ½ and moving to Sonora in Northern California. 

In 2006 Edie moved to Riverton, UT to be near her grandson, Randall Akers, and family.  She has three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Since July 30, 2008, Edie has lived independently on her own at Coventry Cove Apartments in Riverton, where she enjoys attending the potluck dinners with the staff and her neighbors.

Coventry Cove is an active adult community and is honored to be able to join her family and residents in the celebration of her 100th birthday on June 9th, 2015. 

She says her faith in God grows stronger each day.  Her motto is “I choose to be happy!”