Jean Powell celebrated her 100th birthday on July 8

Jean with her three children John, Robert and Anne.

Jean with her three children John, Robert and Anne.

Gloucester resident Jean Powell celebrated her 100th birthday at the Hillcrest nursing home on July 8.

Jean was born in 1917 in Adelaide and has lived in Gloucester for 30 years.

She has three children, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren, many of whom were at the celebration.

Many of Jean’s friends made the trip from Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for the special occasion.

They were also joined by staff members and Hillcrest residents.

Jean’s son John told the Gloucester Advocate that she describes herself as "fighting fit".

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