Iva Dean Brown

Iva Dean Brown remains as sharp as ever.

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Iva Dean White Brown will celebrate her 100th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Catherine Center in Waco, where she resides.

She was born in Timpson on Dec. 6, 1917, to Benjamin Franklin White and Minnie Ramsey. She is the last survivor of nine siblings.

She has lived most of her life in Waco, graduating from Waco High School in 1935. She was married to Dee Brown, who is now deceased.

From her Ramsey line she had several aunts and cousins who also celebrated their centennial birthdays. She has many loving nieces and nephews.

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