Tressie Kirkman is pictured with Margaret Sorensen, who was in Kirkman’s first home economics class as a freshman. Sorenson is proud to say she ‘received the only A+ that Kirkman ever awarded a student.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Tressie (Richards) Kirkman on September 14. A longtime Livermore resident, she has lived at the Heritage Estates for several years. Tressie graduated from San Jose State College in 1940 and taught Home Economics at Livermore High School for nearly 30 years.