Howard girl fifth generation of her family

Published 3:18 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017

When Emery Claire Howard was born on March 15, 2017, she became the fifth-living generation of her family, and 88-year-old Betty Keenum Siener of Alabaster became a great-great grandmother.

“Grammy” is a true matriarch of her family, has an artistic bent and still amazes her family with her quick wit and sense of humor.

She has 27 descendants and another great-great grandchild, Ava Claire Rouse, expected to arrive soon.

It’s the second time that she, her daughter Peggy and her grandson, Billy, have celebrated being a part of five generations.

The first time was when Billy was born in 1966.

Pictured are five generations of the same family, (seated) Betty Keenum Siener, 88, with two-week-old Emery Claire Howard; (from right) Meagan Seale Howard, 27; William V. “Billy” Seale Jr., 50; and Peggy Siener Seale, 69, celebrating the momentous occasion.