Photo Courtesy of the Family

Sylmar’s oldest resident, Margarita Ahumada, celebrated her 106th birthday on June 30, surrounded by her family and friends at the home where she has lived in for the last 60 years. Her husband, Manuel passed away in 2008 at the age of 99 1/2. The couple was married for 78 years.  For most of her life, Ahumada has kept up with current events and reading daily newspapers. Now she enjoys large photo books, the gospels and the Sunday comics. She continues to receive visits and news from her children, grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.