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Altagracia Valdes Vera
Altagracia Valdes Vera
Birth: 6 January 1911
Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico
Age: 111 years, 18 days
Country: MexicoMEX

Altagracia Valdes Vera [Spanish: Valdés] (born 6 January 1911) is a Mexican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early Life

Altagracia Valdes Vera was born in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico, on 6 January 1911. She is the daughter of Francisco Valdes Benitez and Genoveva Vera Rodriguez. She was the eldest of 8 siblings. She attended her first 3 years (from 1° to 3°) of elementary school in a girls' school, and her last 3 years (from 4° to 6°) in a nuns school in Mexico City.

Later, she took courses in dressmaking, machine embroidery, knitting, cooking, shorthand, and typing. In 1939, she worked as an assistant and as a secretary to the director, as a teacher and in the prefecture of the institution. She also worked at home.

She married Ernesto Zamudio Salgado in 1942, they had two children (Maria Irene and Ernesto), she has 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Later Life

Valdes Vera belonged to the Secular Franciscan Order until she was 90 years-old. She was the president, secretary, guardian, treasurer of this very place.

She is currently took cared for by her daughter Maria Irene and a nurse. At 107, she still read, watched TV, drew, and helped with simple chores around the home. She celebrated her 110th birthday in January 2021.

Valdes Vera currently lives in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico, at the age of 111 years, 18 days.