Greenbank resident Ruth “Frankie” Johnston is celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 7.
Johnston lives in a home her parents built in the 1940s; her parents and uncle were the original settlers in the late 1940s on the plat of Greenbank Beach.
She was born in Seattle. Johnston later married a Navy officer and traveled the world with him. She’s lived in Egypt, Europe, Hawaii, California and Maryland.
Johnston moved to Greenbank permanently in the 1990s to care for her father, Morris Frank. She became involved in the community by volunteering at the M-Bar-C Ranch, the Whidbey Animal’s Improvement Foundation, Greenbank Farm and Island County Senior Center’s Meals on Wheel.