Ruth Stowell (Bigelow), of Lodi, celebrated her 100th birthday last month. She was born in 1912 on the family farm just outside of Hughson.
She met her husband in Stockton, and after World War II they bought a home in Sacramento, where Ruth lived until moving to Lodi in 2008. She has an interest in current events and history and enjoys reading the newspaper every day. She also enjoys putting together puzzles, playing card games and going on outings with her family. She remains active in supporting charities and political organizations.