Long time Newhall resident Mary Herberg celebrates her 100th birthday this Friday September 16.
Born in Hastings Nebraska, Sept. 16 1916, Mary has lived in Santa Clarita for more than half her life, since moving out to California in 1972. Mary worked for a long time in the accounting office at California Institute of the Arts.
Mary has two children, six grand children and eight great grand children, and four great-great grand children. She is the great grandmother of Madison Stears, reining Little Miss Santa Clarita. It was Madison who wrote and invited the Mayor to her grandmother’s birthday.
Since here birth, she has been alive for the first radio broadcast, introduction of electric household appliances, the discovery of insulin, the invention of the TV camera and TV’s first broadcast, discovery of atoms, protons, neutrons nuclear reactions, nuclear weapons, transistors, the first computer, introvert-fertilization, desktop computers, cellphones, pocket calculators, chemotherapy for cancer, Men on the Moon, the internet, CERN, Prozac and cloning. She has also lived through more than 40 wars, insurgencies and conflicts.
Mayor Bob Keller will present Mrs. Herberg with a certificate from the City Council at her birthday celebration at Outback Steakhouse Friday Evening.
“I’ve met the mayor at a number of functions in the community, and he was always so nice,” said Madison Stears. “I thought it would be nice to invite him. I’m very glad he accepted.”
Mary will be celebrating her 100 years with 25 of her immediate family.