When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
100-Year-Old North Texan, World War II Pilot Martha Cowan Celebrates Lifetime Of Breaking Gender Barriers Back
LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A World War II pilot, a shipbuilder and now Martha Cowan is a centenarian.
There was a surprise birthday party in Lewisville Wednesday, March 24, for an exceptional woman who has lived a life breaking down gender barriers.
Her head barely visible over the dashboard, Cowan may be little, but this was her big day.
She arrived for her parade and birthday party at the Lewisville Estates Assisted Living Center.
When asked how it feels to be 100, Cowan responded, “Feels the same way as being less than 100 but I’ve had a wonderful life and I’ve had a lot of wonderful experiences.”
Experiences include being one of the few female pilots to fly for the US Army Air Corp during World War II.
When asked, “What it was like to be a pilot, a female pilot back in those days of World War II?,” Cowan responded, “Scary.”