Hilda Cooper, a resident of the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, celebrated her 101st birthday Jan. 12 at the residence surrounded by her family.
Born Jan. 12, 1916, Hilda grew up in Sprout Brook. She married Aiden Jonas Cooper on Nov. 22, 1944. Together they had three daughters, Susan, Diane and Bonnie Lou. She has four grandchildren and one great grandson.
Hilda was a teacher with Canajoharie Central Schools. Interestingly, she started her career as a teacher in the Ames one-room schoolhouse.
A party was given in her honor on her centennial with cake for family, friends and residents.