Blaine County's newest centenarian was celebrated on December 20, 2023


January 3, 2024

Mary Pyette

Edith Bilger celebrated her 100th birthday this year on December 20. The Turner area native lived most of her life in Blaine County. Her 100th birthday was celebrated with friends and family at the Chinook Senior Center. She and her husband, Bill, farmed in the Paradise Valley area, then retired to Chinook. Edith currently resides at the Care and Comfort Home House 2 in Havre.

Edith Bilger, who lived most of her adult life in western Blaine County, became a Montana Centenarian on December 20, 2023. It's an "exclusive club" of folks who have lived 100 years or more. Family members from far and near and friends from all over the area joined Edith at the Chinook Senior Center to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Last October she was listed among the centenarians honored at the Montana Governor's 54th Conference on Aging. She joined fellow Blaine Countian Virginia Olson who turned 102 just days after the annual conference. The statistical chance of making it to one's 100...

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