Lockheed FCU Gives 100th Birthday Party For Its Oldest Member

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BURBANK, Calif. – Lockheed FCU will celebrate next week’s 100th birthday of its oldest member and her identical twin – just as the city of Burbank is preparing its own centennial celebration.

The sisters, Inez Harries and Venice Shaw, who joined the credit union in the 1940s while they worked at Lockheed’s Burbank plant, will turn 100 on Jan. 15 and are reported by the Guinness Book of Records to be the second oldest female identical twins in the world.

As part of the credit union’s special celebration for Harries, a member since 1943, the credit union will deposit $100 into her account each month this year. Shaw is former member but now is inactive.

To mark the centennial, local artist Randall Williams is completing a photo restoration of a picture of the women when they were children. A celebration at the Burbank branch Jan. 15 will feature a giant cake and a drawing for a $100 bill for members who attend.

“We are honored to have served Mrs. Harries as a member of Lockheed Federal Credit Union for many years, and excited to host the twins’ birthday,” Dave Styler, president of the $2.9 billion credit union, said. “I'm told that the chance of twins both celebrating their 100th birthday is one in 700 million, and so we are delighted to be part of this extraordinary milestone.”


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