BIG numbers are something Leeton's Nathalie Semmler is used to, but celebrating her 103rd birthday recently was all of that and more.
Mrs Semmler is a resident at the Leeton Masonic Village having lived there for 20 years. It is there she celebrated her 103rd blowing out of the candles earlier this month.
Over the years, Mrs Semmler has watched her family blossom and grow.
She currently has 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A farm girl at heart, Mrs Semmler was born in Adelaide and raised in Victoria. When she married her late husband, Jack Semmler, they moved to Moombooldool, around 40 minutes from Leeton, where they raised their five children on the family farm.
In addition to caring for her family and working on the farm, Nathalie also found the time to support the local church, school, football club and Barellan Show. She has received many lifetime service awards, including with the Barellan Red Cross, Barellan Museum and CWA.
According to village staff, being part of the community continues to mean a lot to Mrs Semmler. She continues to keep in contact with many families from her younger days.
Over the course of her life, Mrs Semmler has also become an accomplished writer of verse and prose, with a keen interest in history.
Her birthday was celebrated in fine fare at the village recently, complete with a morning tea with family, friends, staff and residents at the lodge.
Mayor Paul Maytom also popped by to surprise Mrs Semmler.
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