Mexico’s oldest (known) living person, 113-year-old Susana Gutiérrez Godoy, has passed away at 9:30 PM on 4 January 2024 in her hometown of Tepechitlán in the state of Zacatecas.

Mrs. Gutiérrez Godoy was born on 24 May 1910. Throughout her life, she focused on selling food, particularly menudo (a traditional Mexican soup), and preparing dinners in her hometown. She has been married twice. Unfortunately, her first husband passed away shortly after their wedding, and her only child from the second marriage died at the age of 3 months. According to her relatives, she remained remarkably independent even in old age, continuing to cook for herself until she was around 100 years old.

Since October 2022 until her passing, she was the oldest (known) living resident of Mexico whose age had been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification.

LongeviQuest sends our condolences to the family and friends.