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La Jollan centenarian Jean Lisle reflects on her wonderful life

La Jollan centenarian Jean Lisle reflects on her wonderful life

Jean Lisle is a woman who knows her facts. And she has about a hundred years’ worth to keep track of. The La Jolla resident, former journalist and (as of Aug. 6) a centenarian, can recall details from her early years in news production, her passion for sailing, the dramatic way her youngest daughter entered the world and more. She sat down with La Jolla Light ahead of her 100th birthday at her family’s Mt. Soledad home.

She said she was born in Iowa, specifically Marble Rock, Iowa on Aug. 6, 1918, and recalled that her parents were both educated. She named their colleges and degrees. She described the makeup of the house she was born into, complete with the laundry...

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