Missoula woman celebrates 100th birthday


MISSOULA, Mont. - Governor Steve Bullock has plans to recognize Montana's centenarians in a few months as the state's newest 100-year-old celebrated her birthday Thursday in Missoula.

We got an invite to the party for Margaret Akins.

She was born in 1914, grew up in Kansas, lived through the Great Depression, both world wars, and worked for the sheriff's department in Boise, Idaho.

Her friends say doctors gave Akins just a few days to live in 2006 - 8 years before she celebrated her 100th birthday.

We asked Akins how she felt.

"100," Akin deadpanned. "I feel good, and real happy."

Governor Bullock will honor Montana centenarians this spring at the 46th annual Governor's Conference on Aging. For more information, click here.