83R27749 JGH-D
  By: Hughes H.R. No. 2383
         WHEREAS, The 100th birthday of an esteemed Texan is truly
  cause for celebration, and Oleta Faye Turner of Winnsboro reached
  that impressive milestone in her life on April 6, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, Weighing a scant three pounds when she was born in
  1913, she was not expected to live, but careful nurturing from her
  grandmother saved her life, and she has gone on not only to survive,
  but to thrive; and
         WHEREAS, In 1927, she was joined in matrimony to Clyde Alton
  Turner, and they shared six decades together until his death in
  1989; the couple were blessed with two children, Joan, who is now
  82, and Tommy, who is 80, and Mrs. Turner is now the proud matriarch
  of a clan that includes many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
  and great-great-grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, This indomitable woman continues to live on her own
  in a two-bedroom house and starts each morning with a cup of coffee,
  followed by her exercises; although her eyesight is no longer what
  it once was, she grows flowers and has a vegetable garden and
  continues to enjoy walking with friends; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Turner's energy, high spirits, and joie de
  vivre have surely attributed to her outstanding longevity, and she
  remains an inspiration and a source of delight to her many loving
  family members and friends; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Oleta Faye Turner on her 100th
  birthday and extend to her sincere best wishes for continued
  happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mrs. Turner as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.