Margret Henryson, a retired nurse and Davis resident, turned 102 on July 25 and became the 62nd member of Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Century Circle.
Yamada, D-Davis, created the Century Circle to honor centenarians throughout the 8th Assembly District and now, the 4th Assembly District. The program calls attention to the growing number of people 100 years of age and older, their families and those who care for them.
Henryson’s childhood dream of being a nurse became a career that lasted nearly four decades. After school, she worked at a Chicago hospital and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She later moved to Davis, where she has remained for more than 40 years and worked as a private nurse until her retirement.
“I have had a wonderful, wonderful life and a wonderful guardian angel,” Henryson said.
Over the past 30 years, she has dedicated much of her time sewing, knitting and crocheting, and making children’s clothes to donate to CommuniCare Health Centers.
If you or a loved one would like to participate in the Century Circle, contact Yamada’s district office at 707-455-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the name, contact and birthday month for the centenarian celebrant.