Rae F. Jaben will be spending nearly the whole month of January celebrating her 95th birthday.
Born Jan. 7, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., Jaben has been an Atlanta resident twice in her life. The first time was from 1973 to 1977, when her late, second husband Edward Jaben (and first cousin of her first husband, Larry) relocated here to work at Citizens Jewelry. They moved to Houston after Gordon’s Jewelry acquired Citizens.
Rae and Ed subsequently moved to Dallas, Texas, when Ed took a job at Zale’s.
After he passed away in 2016, Rae decided to return to her favorite city, Atlanta, where two of her daughters, Jan and Darla, live.
Rae is an avid reader and bridge player, but especially loves being with family.
Rae’s stepson Bruce and wife Galina will travel from Kansas City to Atlanta to celebrate the landmark birthday with her. Two weeks later, son Keith will visit from Iowa and daughter Cheryl from California, to continue the birthday celebrations.
Birthdays have always been big in the Jaben family, but this one will take the cake!