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Carson woman a century old this week

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Marian Maddaford Miles of Carson City is turning 100 years old on Thursday.

Miles was born the first of four sisters in 1914 at home in East Ely, Nev., to William and Florence Maddaford, immigrants from Plymouth, England.

William was a copper miner in White Pine County, and Marian’s family moved to Ruth, Nev., when housing became available in the town site established by Nevada Consolidated Copper Company. Upon high school graduation in 1932, Marian took employment with the Works Progress Administration in Ely, where she married George Joseph Miles in 1938.

The newlyweds relocated to Carson City, and George worked for the Highway Department and Marian gave birth to three children — David, Joyce and Daniel.

Marian began her state career in 1952 at the Nevada Industrial Commission (later known as the State Industrial Insurance System), rising to manager of cashiering.

Marian retired from state service in 1974 and continued to maintain her personal residence in Carson City until 2011 when she moved to Sierra Place Senior Living at age 97.

Marian has enjoyed many travels with her sister Joyce and friends, visiting England, Australia, New Zealand and Panama, as well as Alaska and many other interesting places in the United States and Canada. She is the proud matriarch of a large family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.