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BIOGRAPHY

Augusta Oteiza was born in Cauneille, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France on 3 May 1912. She had 7 siblings. She left her family at the age of 7 to live with her godfather and aunt, who were unable to have children.

On 3 August 1935, she married Celso Georges Oteiza. The couple went on to have six children, and the family settled in Bayonne. She was widowed when she was 63. At the time, she was living in her small house in Anglet, where she would spend the following 30 years before moving in with her grandson in Tarnos.

In 2022, she moved into a nursing home. When asked about the secret of her longevity, she jokingly replied, “Stay with the young people.”

Augusta Oteiza passed away in Tarnos, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on 10 June 2024, at the age of 112 years, 38 days.

RECOGNITION

During the ceremony of the New Year’s wishes in January 2020, she was honored with a medal by the mayor of Tarnos.

On 4 June 2022, following the death of 111-year-old Therese Daban, she became the oldest living person in Landes department.

Her age was verified by Cyril Depoudent, and validated by the ESO on 22 August 2022.

On 13 December 2022, following the death of 113-year-old Juliette Bilde, she became the oldest living person in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Upon her passing, she was succeeded by Solange Demorgny.

ATTRIBUTION

* “La doyenne des Tarnosiens honorée” – Sud Ouest, 18 January 2020

* “CÉRÉMONIE DES VŒUX 2020” – Ville de Tarnos, February 2020

* “Pyrénées-Atlantiques : la doyenne de Nouvelle-Aquitaine a fêté ses 111 ans à Boucau” – Sud Ouest, 4 May 2023

* “NÉO, le portrait | Augusta Oteiza, doyenne de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine” – Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine (YouTube), 11 April 2024

* “Madame Augusta OTEIZA née DUPRAT” – Simplifia, 11 June 2024

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