Edra Mattson, of Clarkston, was born June 25, 1918, in Bay City, OR, to Emma and Lee Nelson. She grew up near Weippe at the family Schmidt Brother’s Mill, being raised by her mother and stepfather, Mickey Schmidt.
Edra graduated from Weippe High School. During her working years, she was a hair color technician in California. She moved back to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley in 1967, working as an instructor at Mr. Nick’s Beauty College. Eventually she purchased and operated the Idaho Beauty College with her son Larry.
Friends are invited to celebrate Edra’s 100th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Prestige Care Center, 1242 11th Street, Clarkston.