Ruby Demyen of Coles Point celebrated her 100th birthday on both Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 in grand style with friends and relatives. Asked earlier this year if she ever thought she would make it to 100, she replied without missing a beat, “Well, I’ve been planning on it for some time now!”
Born in the Valle Crucis area of North Carolina, she worked in Boston, Mass. after earning her nursing degree in 1939, then moved to Washington D.C. where she met her future husband, Andy Demyen (who passed away in 1993). They married in 1944 and raised two children, Barbara and Clark (who passed away in 2005), before retiring to summer in North Carolina and winter in Florida.