Mollie Weston celebrated her 100th birthday with cake, lunch and a big group of family and friends.

Mollie Weston’s 100th birthday

This centenarian is an avid sports fan who was able to celebrate her milestone while surrounded by loved ones.
June 27, 2024

MOLLIE Weston of Pickering Brook turned 100 years of age on June 14.

She celebrated the event the following day with a catered lunch at the Pickering Brook Sports Club.

Her birthday party was a great success with 110 people enjoying the day – some travelling from as far away as Pemberton, Ferguson Valley and Frankland River.

Antipasto platters were on the tables to start with followed by a roast dinner.

As Mollie was a fabulous cook the family tried to replicate some of her recipes for the sweets.

This went down really well and along with the birthday cake were enjoyed by all.

Daughter Marilyn Rollings and granddaughter Sandra gave speeches and Mollie responded by thanking everyone who came along and those who organised the party for her.

Mollie was born in 1924 in Lobethal in South Australia.

She was the first of six children born to parents Howard and Rita Green.

When she was four-years-old the family moved to Western Australia and went south to live in Pemberton.

After finishing her schooling in the town, Mollie was a keen participant in both the tennis and hockey clubs.

Mollie met Niel Weston in Pemberton and they married in 1946, moving to Pickering Brook soon after.

They had two children, Marilyn and Jill.

Niel worked in the Forestry Department, ran an orchard and later established a poultry farm. Mollie took a keen and active interest in these ventures.

Always a good cook, Mollie became renowned for her specialties such as cream puffs, sponge cakes, scones, apple pies, fruit cakes and vanilla slices.

She taught herself how to decorate cakes and produced many fancy children’s birthday cakes as well as being asked to decorate wedding cakes.

Always a keen sports person, Mollie played tennis, golf and bowls for many years in Pickering Brook and took on several leadership roles.

In recognition of this she was made a life member of the Pickering Brook Sports Club.

She played golf until she was 92 and highlights included hitting two holes-in-one.

She only gave up golf because she said that she couldn’t hit the ball as far as she used to.

Her involvement in sport lasted until 2020 when at the age of 96 she gave up bowls.

Mollie is a very loving and caring person to her two daughters, four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She has two surviving siblings who live in Pemberton, Bette who is 96 and Ivan 93.

Mollie continues to live in her own home and enjoys family occasions and going out as much as possible.


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