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Carmen Amado Acevedo
Carmen Amado Acevedo
Birth: 2 January 1909
Amado, Arizona Territory, USA
Death: 21 June 2019
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Age: 110 years, 170 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Carmen Amado Acevedo (2 January 1909 – 21 June 2019) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She is the only supercentenarian born in Arizona.


Carmen Amado Acevedo was born in Amado, Arizona Territory, USA, on 2 January 1909 to a pioneering family after whom her place of birth was named. She was one of six siblings. She was a Catholic, a lifelong gardener, and an avid bowler for many years. She lived on a family homestead ranch in Amado with her six siblings and later moved to Tucson after her mother died in 1920 in the first recorded fatal motor vehicle accident in Arizona. Her father, Demetrio Amado-Ferrer, who studied law and medicine, emphasized education for his daughters. When the family returned to the ranch, he hired teachers to live on site and teach them the basics and piano. The family used a building on the ranch property as a schoolroom so that neighboring children could attend school as well. Carmen excelled in school, and even skipped a grade.

Amado Acevedo married Cornelio Acevedo, who passed away in November 1973. They had a daughter, Marcella (alive in 2016). At the age of 107, she had 2 grandchildren (Kenneth Michael Roberts and Gloria Denise Roberts), 3 great-grandsons (Michael, Max and Harrison) and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Carmen Amado Acevedo died in Tucson, Arizona, USA, on 21 June 2019 at the age of 110 years, 170 days.

One of her brothers, Hector Amado (1910–2011), lived to the age of 100.