Tina Navis (Van Waveren)

Tina Navis (Van Waveren) was born to Dick and Ruby Rutgers on Oct. 30, 1919, in Lynden. Her children — Lori Grant of Bellingham,  Ron Van Waveren of Willows, Alaska, and Joy Brennick of Lynden — will celebrate her 100th birthday with relatives and friends on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at an open house from 3 to  5 p.m. at the Thirsty Badger, 1501 E. Badger Rd. Tina has been blessed with 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren. She credits her longevity to her faith, love of family and friends, and staying active. Tina makes her home at Meadow Greens Retirement Community, where she enjoys an involved, healthy and blessed life.