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Andree Guyon
Andree Guyon
Andree Guyon on her 105th birthday in 2016.
Birth: 6 June 1911
Aize, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Age: 110 years, 235 days
Country: FranceFRA

Andree Guyon [French: Andrée Guyon] (née Gerbault; born 6 June 1911) is a French supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early Life

Andree Guyon was born on 6 June 1911 in Aize, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France. Her father Armand Gerbault (1884–1967) was a farmer, and her mother Agathe Leday (1889–1916) didn't work. She had four siblings: Andre (1909–1984), Jacques (1913–1933), Jean (1914–1939), and Jeanne (1916–2011); and two half-siblings, Paulette (1921–2011) and Jacqueline (1930/1931–fl.2011).

Andree married Pierre Guyon (1911–1971) on 5 June 1937 in Paris. She had two daughters (Jacqueline and Christiane), who later gave her six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granchildren. She moved to Saint-Eliph in 1941.

The same year, Guyon was hired as a cooker in Champrond-en-Gatine, Eure-et-Loir. She worked 70 years for the Bonnichon family.

Later Life

Guyon kept on working until age 99. She celebrated her 100th birthday with 80 family members, including 3 surviving (half-)sisters: Jeanne, Paulette and Jacqueline.

On 2015 winter, Guyon was amputated of a leg, during an eight months-long stay in the hospital. Thus, she needed a wheelchair to move, but she stayed optimistic when interwieved on her 105th birthday: "Oh yes, I'm 105, I have this luck! I keep on navigate in the house with my wheelchair. And when there's sun, I seek it !" She made installing an access ramp to be able to go in her garden and enjoy her flowers. She was visited by Christophe Barral, the mayor of Saint-Eliph.

In April and May 2017, some monthes before her 106th birthday, Guyon voted in the 2017 French presidential elections. On her 106th birthday, again visited by Christophe Barral, one of Guyon's relatives said the centenarian will vote in the first turn of 2017 French legislative election on 11 June 2017.

Since October 2017, Guyon participed to the run "Les Demoiselles du Bugatti" in Le Mans with her family: it's a run who sensibilisates to breast cancer.

As of her 108th birthday, Guyon was still watching the news, and her meals are delivered. She said: "What I think about the world's march ? It's not very beautiful ! Workers hadn't work anymore and can't do what they want... Myself, I've worked several years to earn a small wage, so I've a little pension and I mustn't do any madness."

Guyon currently lives in Saint-Eliph, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France, at the age of 110 years, 235 days. She is the second-oldest known living person in Centre-Val de Loire after Lea Rouget. She is also the oldest known living person in Eure-et-Loir department.