Longtime Scottsdale resident Methenitis turns 106 years old

Longtime Scottsdale resident Joan Methenitis turns 106 on March 6. (Submitted photo)

Joan Methenitis, a longtime Scottsdale resident since 1970, celebrates her 106 birthday on March 6.

On her 100th birthday, the mayor attended what was considered a “very large celebration,” declaring it Joan Methenitis Day, according to a press release from JoAnn Andro, announcing the milestone.

Since she enjoys her favorite Sees Candy, the CEO of the company sent her a beautifully decorated gold box for her 100th birthday, with a personal note, the release says.

Ms. Methenitis, who has a passion for cooking, reading, writing letters and cards to people, is noted for having a “joyful attitude that lights up a room.”

People are said to describe her as “the most kind person they know,” stated the release, while sending well-wishes for her birthday.

The Greek matriarch full of life, stories, and love has a son and daughter, both of whom are still living; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, who fondly call her YiaYia and Grandy, in Greek.

They live between Arizona, Texas, Washington, and California, according to the release.

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