Victoria Point local celebrates 100th birthday with friends at Adventist Retirement Village.

Redlands resident Celia Heffenden celebrated her 100th Birthday on May 19 with friends at the Adventist Retirement Village Victoria Point.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Celia Heffenden (bottom) and her friends from the Zion Ladies Group celebrating her 100th Birthday. Left to right: Jean Layden, Debbie Glasson, Wendy Carey, Gloria O'brien, Rhonda Case, Elaine Curtis and Dennise Gardener

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Celia Heffenden (bottom) and her friends from the Zion Ladies Group celebrating her 100th Birthday. Left to right: Jean Layden, Debbie Glasson, Wendy Carey, Gloria O'brien, Rhonda Case, Elaine Curtis and Dennise Gardener

Ms Heffenden was born in England, and worked in the land army during World War II when she met her first husband Cyril Payne, who worked in the RAAF in 1945.

Ms Heffenden's eldest son Adrian Payne said she was married three times and had three children, spending her days as a housewife, taking care of the children and fulfilling duties in the home.

Ms Heffenden and her second husband travelled around the world with his work and in 1968 they moved and settled in Newcastle, New South Wales, and later in Brisbane.

Mr Payne said she married her third husband in her early 80s and then moved to a unit in the Redlands in 2011. She has lived at the Adventists Retirement Village for two years.

Ms Heffenden is a much loved member of the Champions Church at Thornlands and was visited by friends from the Cleveland-based Zion Ladies group who celebrated her birthday with her.

CENTENARIAN: Celia Heffenden celebrated her 100th birthday in May with friends.

CENTENARIAN: Celia Heffenden celebrated her 100th birthday in May with friends.