Wilma Heiderrich

Carpinteria resident Wilma Heiderrich turned 90 on May 23.

Carpinteria resident Wilma Heiderrich turned 90 on May 23. Heiderrich was born in 1930 and has lived in Carpinteria for five decades, moving to town with her late husband Fred in 1972.

Known for her keen memory and zest for life, Heiderrich can be seen every morning at 6 a.m. walking “in a zig-zag pattern up and down our cul-de-sac,” said friend Mary McWhirter. “Wilma is sharp as a tack,” said McWhirter, “remembers everything.”

In addition to exercise, Heiderrich volunteers at the Carpinteria Valley Historical Museum and “enjoys a cocktail … a couple of times a year” with her friend, said McWhirter.

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