Mina Gabler, of Granite Bay, will celebrate her 100th birthday March 15.
Gabler amazes her family with her spirit and zest for life. She reads every day and stays up on current events. In her 90s, she built a cinderblock retaining wall on a hill behind her San Carlos home, one block at a time.
An immigrant from Germany, she came to America in the early 1930s and raised three children with her husband, Louie. She has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Despite all the attention they try to give her, she brushes it off and says not to fuss.