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Gudrun Nymoen
Gudrun Nymoen
Nymoen at the age of 109
Birth: 26 October 1910
Osen, Hedmark, Norway
Death: 8 July 2021
Osen, Innlandet, Norway
Age: 110 years, 256 days
Country: NorwayNOR

Gudrun Nymoen (née Solberg; 26 October 1910 – 8 July 2021) was a Norwegian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest living person in Norway since the death of Petra Hogetveit on 23 May 2020 until her death.


Gudrun Nymoen was born in Osen, Hedmark, Norway on 26 October 1910. She had experienced both World War I and World War II, received electricity in her home as a 30-year-old and watched her four children grow up and retire. Nymoen was a driven flatbread baker, remembering the time when she could stand and bake all day - to the neat daily salary of one penny. She has lived in Osen all her life, and until the mid-1940s the living room on Tverenberget was the home of her family, which then consisted of the married couple and children Paul and Astrid. Although Nymoen believed she has had a pretty untrammeled life, this is where she experienced the two most dramatic events of her life - when the house burned in 1944 and seeing airplanes landing on Lake Ocean at the beginning of World War II. However, the family who lived in the thickest forest, was protected from much of the consequences of the war. Nymoen had traveled extensively, both at home and abroad, and had seen and experienced more than most.

Nymoen became the oldest living person in Norway following the death of Petra Hogetveit on 23 May 2020.

By March 2021, she had already received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Nymoen died in Osen, Innlandet, Norway on 8 July 2021 at the age of 110 years, 256 days. Following her death, Gunhild Lyse became the oldest living person in Norway. She was the last known person in Norway born before 1913.



Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Padderud • Nils Monsen Slaire • Karen Thorsen • Mathias Hansen Saether • Vilhelmine Olsen • Marie Olsen • Gjertrud Aas • Madli Bjoerkenes • Synnoeve Gundersen • Ellen Hoddoe • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Hans Aasegg • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegaard • Klara Joergensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oektedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie AndersenPetra HogetveitGudrun NymoenGunhild LyseElsa GundersenVidar Eide