A century for Violet
Her life has been a very busy one, she was heavily involved with the Country Women’s Institute, both with Kohekohe/ Te Toro and Waiuku groups. She won national CWI knitting competitions and she also won a Thoroughbred Wool competition for a design and knit garment.
She played hockey and was a representative player for Franklin.
During WW2 she was in the Women’s Auxiliary.
She married Merlin Storey, garage proprietor at Otaua and in his later years in Waiuku, and brought up three children, taking a great interest in all their activities.
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