Beaudesert's Edna McDougall reaches 104 years of age

MAGNIFICENT INNINGS: Edna McDougall celebrated her 104th birthday on July 1. Photo: Supplied.

MAGNIFICENT INNINGS: Edna McDougall celebrated her 104th birthday on July 1. Photo: Supplied.

Beaudesert local Edna McDougall marked her 104th birthday on July 4.

What a remarkable life it has been for Edna, who was raised on a dairy farm before marrying a dairy farmer and settling on a property at Veresdale.

The couple had four beautiful children and shared many wonderful memories.

Edna would show the true strength of her character when she cared for her ill husband prior to his passing in 1956.

At 42, she found herself widowed with a hungry herd of cattle and four children to care for. Edna, as always, put her family first and soldiered on stoically.

In 1967, she sold the farm and has called Beaudesert home ever since, residing in Wongaburra Garden settlement for the past five magnificent years.

Daughter Glenys Beaman said her mum doesn’t know why she's still here but attributes her longevity to always working hard and eating well.

Amazingly, Edna is still playing indoor lawn bowls four years after receiving the customary letter from Queen Elizabeth II on her 100th birthday.

Her family and friends celebrated the latest milestone at the Beaudesert RSL on Monday July 1 and again at Wongaburra on the big day.

Daughter Glenys Beaman nee McDougall said her mother enjoyed every minute of the family gathering.

“Mum spoke to everyone there,” she said.

“She is very much loved and cherished by her whole family.”

Mrs Beaman said the family would take some time to recover from the party before thinking about planning for next year.