Friends, family and former students gather to mark Wagnon’s 100th birthday

JENNINGS - Evelyn Hoffpauir Wagnon, along with a large gathering of friends, family and former students celebrated a milestone in her life on Saturday, August 21 with a party for her one hundredth birthday.

The party was held at the Jeff Davis Living Center in Jennings.

Still spry and healthy, she spent the day visiting and reminiscing, with more stories than time to tell it all.

Wagnon was born on August 21, 1910 in Estherwood to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hoffpauir. She was the youngest of eight children. After high school she attended college at SLI (now known as UL-Lafayette). Wagnon worked as an educator from 1929 until her retirement in 1965. She served in various positions at Estherwood High and Jennings Elementary including teacher, basketball coach and principal. She is also a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

In 1936, she married the late Martin Wagnon and they moved to Jennings. Wagnon is a longtime member of the Jennings Methodist Church and has participated in many church activities.

Guests came from as far as Ohio and Seattle, and Wagnon would like to invite any of her friends that were unable to attend the party to come visit her at the Jeff Davis Living Center.

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