Gov. Butch Otter helped honor three Idaho mothers and found a moment to remember his mom, who celebrated her last double-digit birthday in February.
In a ceremony in his office Wednesday, Otter presented the Mother of the Year award to Becky Rowan, the Young Mother award to Laura Alvarez Schrag and the Idaho Merit Mother award to Lorraine Ball.
Afterward, Otter was asked about Regina Otter, the mother of Otter and eight siblings.
“She’s doing good,” Otter replied. “We just celebrated her 99th and almost all the kids were there.”
Mrs. Otter was born Feb. 9, 1915.
After the ceremony, Otter posed for photos with Alvarez Schrag, left, Rowan, center, and Ball, right.
The awards are organized by the Idaho Association of American Mothers, Inc., an affiliate of
American Mothers, Inc. The awards are in their 69th year. To learn more about Alvarez Schrag, Rowan and Ball and the 2014 Idaho awards, click here.