Highlands Ranch

Thriving at 95

Resident celebrates birthday doing what she loves

Posted 8/1/17

Yvette Gunther Wilson invited family and friends to the Highlands Ranch Mansion to celebrate her birthday July 30. Petite and spunky, she danced around the ballroom in a silk green outfit and twirled pink satin strands in the air.

She turned 95 …

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Highlands Ranch

Thriving at 95

Resident celebrates birthday doing what she loves

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Yvette Gunther Wilson invited family and friends to the Highlands Ranch Mansion to celebrate her birthday July 30. Petite and spunky, she danced around the ballroom in a silk green outfit and twirled pink satin strands in the air.

She turned 95 years old.

But her spirit is far younger. Wilson is a retired teacher, mother, grandmother, wife and friend to many. Two years ago, she received the highest honor an AARP volunteer can achieve. She remains a member of Highlands Ranch Toastmasters.

And she loves to dance. She goes to an hourlong Zumba class once a week at Northridge Recreation Center, where she is an inspiration to others, said instructor Allyson Holgard.

“I was blown away by her agility, balance, coordination,” Holgard said, “her ability to follow music — that usually doesn't stick with you.”

Those who know Wilson say she's always moving.

“It's unbelievable,” said Kathy Martz, a longtime friend. “She does more in her life than some of us would do in three lifetimes.”

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