Family and friends celebrate Estelle Sanchez's 100th birthday

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
A submitted photo of Estelle Sanchez, a resident of Mount Shasta for 30 years who returned to celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 1, 2017. She has been living for nearly two years at Brookdale in Medford, Ore.

Estelle Sanchez, a Mount Shasta resident for 30 years, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at Mount Shasta City Park. As shown in the photo above,

A resident at Brookdale in Medford, Ore., for almost two years, Estelle celebrated the milestone while surrounded by an estimated 160 family members and friends.

She and her late husband Herb had six children. Estelle started practicing reflexology in the 1960s and has said that helped keep her feeling young. She taught yoga in Mount Shasta and set some age group records while running in the annual 4th of July race, according to her son, Rob.