Odessan Celebrates 104th Birthday!

Odessan Celebrates 104th Birthday!

Bernice Wishard, of Odessa, celebrated her 104th Birthday at Parks Methodist Thursday.
ODESSA, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- Bernice Wishard, of Odessa, celebrated her 104th Birthday at Parks Methodist Thursday.

The celebration was a gathering of friends and loved who helped to commemorate the incredible milestone.

"Well it means I've lived a full life and enjoyed every minute of it.," Wishard said.

Wishard's main caretaker, Himelda Varela, said Wishard is a is a beautiful soul who knows how to make people laugh.

Varela has been with Parks Methodist for 22-years but this was her first time to celebrate a 104th birthday.

"It's a miracle I've seen some of them that reach 101 but 104 -- it's something," Varela said.

When talking about how much Wishard has seen during her life, her middle grandson, Ryan George, said he's amazed.

"She said what we dreamed about being in one location and being able to talk to someone somewhere else," George said. "The telephone the cell phone to her that was a dream. It's amazing to see the progression of life and the dreams that we really see come to fruition."

Wishard said she was very grateful to celebrate her special day with all the birthday well-wishers.

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