Lorene Firkus celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 12 at Veranda House Assisted Living Sealy. She was born in the prairies of Oklahoma Nov. 12, 1920, and moved to California in the 1940 or 1950s. She worked in a shipyard during World War II. She married Frank E. Firkus and raised Three children, Doug Firkus, Linda Firkus, and Dan Firkus. Lorene and her daughter Linda moved to Sealy 15 years ago.