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San Diego woman doesn't let pandemic spoil 100th birthday

Posted at 4:17 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 22:15:37-05

SAND IEGO (KGTV) -- A Scripps Ranch woman turned 100 and did not let a pandemic spoil her day. Nora Marsh lives with her daughter Donna. They had planned an extravagant party that was canceled due to coronavirus.

Neighbors did a drive-by celebration and family and friends by the dozens wished her a Happy 100th in a recorded zoom message.

Marsh was the daughter of Russian immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. In 1936 she became one of the first women in the city to get a license. “People would point and say is that a girl driving!? It was so unusual,” said Marsh.

Marsh made the circuits as a comedian and married her husband Leonard who was a WWII veteran. They raised 3 children and operated San Diego’s largest concession supply distribution company.

Marsh says her secret is eating lots of candy and being happy every day.