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Genelle Macht 95th Birthday

One of Archuleta County’s most beloved and involved citizens celebrated her 95th birthday Oct. 1 at Victoria’s Parlor. Genelle Macht, seated front row center behind the flowers, was feted by neighbors and friends from Pagosa Springs and Bayfield — especially her bridge playing pals, who call her a role model and say she’s still one of the best bridge players around. She is known to have one of the most crowded social calendars in the county. In addition to bridge, she is a diplomat at the Chamber of Commerce and a participant in just about every community event. Macht was born on October 2, 1914, in Bayfield. She has lived in Pagosa for 76 years. She and her late husband Ray moved from her home town to Pagosa in October 1933, right after their honeymoon, and raised their family on their ranch on Snowball Road. Macht has just had her driver’s license renewed for five more years, and her friends vowed to celebrate with her in five more years when the next renewal is due.