UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — On Tuesday, October 31, a Utica resident hit a major milestone for longevity, turning 105 at her residence at Lutheran Care in Utica.

Anita Seaburg was born in Buffalo to a farmer and moved around quite a bit during her younger years. In the 1950’s, Seaburg moved to Utica, where she has resided ever since.

During World War II, Seaburg worked in a machine shop. She also worked at Door of Hope, a home for unwed mothers, which eventually became the Swancott Home on Seymour Avenue.

She married her husband Clarence in 1968, and they were married for 22 years before his death in 1990. While the two never had any children of their own, she does have two nephews, one in Germany and one in Buffalo.

“To be 105 is not my choosing, but the Lord’s… The Lord chose to have me live this long,” Seaburg said of her birthday. “I want to glorify Him in all of it, whatever He has for me.”

Eyewitness News wishes Anita a very happy 105th birthday!