Photo courtesy Seattle Pacific University: Diantha Willmer, center right, celebrates her 100th birthday at a party in her honor March 2 at the Swedish Club. Pictured with her are her children, Sylvia Jones, from left, Wesley Willmer and Virginia Smith.
Photo courtesy Seattle Pacific University: Diantha Willmer, center right, celebrates her 100th birthday at a party in her honor March 2 at the Swedish Club. Pictured with her are her children, Sylvia Jones, from left, Wesley Willmer and Virginia Smith.

Longtime Queen Anne Hill resident and Seattle Pacific University alumna Diantha Willmer, center, celebrated her 100th birthday on March 1. A celebration in her honor took place March 2 at the Swedish Club. 
Willmer graduated from SPU in 1941 with a degree in education. She and her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Edward Willmer, moved to Queen Anne with their three children in the summer of 1962, and she continues to live in the same house, according to a release from SPU. 
Willmer taught in the elementary grades in the Seattle Public Schools for decades. She has been active in Trinity Church, formerly Green Lake Presbyterian Church, and Bible study fellowship. She is a past president of the Seattleans; the Swedish Club–Svea Auxiliary Chorus; and is a member of the Mayflower Society. Her favorite activities include gardening, knitting, traveling, hiking and time spent with family and friends. In addition to her three children, she has eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.