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Susana Gutiérrez Godoy

Fabrizio Villatoro
Validated By: Fabrizio Villatoro On Date: Jun. 30th 2022

Susana Gutiérrez Godoy was a Mexican supercentenarian whose age was validated by the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS). She was the oldest known (documented) living person in Mexico.

Biography

Susana Gutierrez Godoy was born in Tepechitlan, Zacatecas State, Mexico, on May 24, 1910. She was the second of five children. Her mother, Francisca Godoy Ortiz (1885–1916), passed away when she was just six years old, and her father, Juan Gutierrez Correa (1887–1983), lived to the age of 95. In the absence of her parents, her aunt assumed the role of caretaker for Susana and her siblings, essentially becoming a mother figure to them. Due to these circumstances, Susana started working at a very young age. Her father eventually remarried when she was older, but her dedication to supporting her family continued. Throughout her life, she focused on selling food, particularly menudo (a traditional Mexican soup), and preparing dinners in Tepechitlan City. Additionally, Susana had a fondness for mezcal.

Gutiérrez Godoy married for the first time at the age of 21, only to become a widow shortly thereafter. She wed her first husband, Jose Estrada Meza, on April 19, 1932, but he passed away just over a year later on December 5, 1933. Following this, she entered into a second marriage with Pedro Vazquez Parra, on June 8, 1939, when Susana was 29 years old. She had a daughter who died at the age of three months. After her daughter’s passing, she was not able to have any more children.

One of her brothers passed away at the age of 32 due to a heart attack, while another brother, Agustin, lived to be 92.

According to her relatives, she was remarkably independent. She continued to cook for herself until she was around 100 years old. At one point, she even had her own chickens.

Gutiérrez Godoy passed away on 4 January 2024 at 9:30 PM at the age of 113 years, 225 days in Tepechitlan, Zacatecas, Mexico.

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Recognition

On 19 October 2022, following the death of Ángela Díaz Millán, she became the oldest known living person in Mexico whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification.