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Elvira Paredes
Elvira Paredes
Paredes in August 2019.
Birth: 19 October 1908
David, Chiriqui, Panama
Death: 10 July 2020
Villa Rosario, Panama Oeste, Panama
Age: 111 years, 265 days
Country: PanamaPAN

Elvira Josefa Paredes de Samaniego (19 October 1908 – 10 July 2020) was a Panamanian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the oldest (known) living person from Panama.


Paredes was born in David, Chiriqui, Panama, on 19 October 1908. She married Don Samaniego. They had nine children. In October 2018, she celebrated her 110th birthday. In August 2019, she had 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 89 great-great-grandchildren. On 11 January 2020, Paredes became the oldest known living person in Panama, following the death of Clara Cedeno Tello.

Paredes died in Villa Rosario, Capira District, Panama Oeste Province, Panama, on 10 July 2020, at the age of 111 years, 265 days.



Panama's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Serafina Herrera de Sugasti • Guillermina Acosta Bilbao • Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano • Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell • Clara Cedeno Tello • Elvira Paredes • Marcelina ArauzDolores Maria Vazquez