LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Vesta Toller at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person from Arizona, USA.

She was born as Vesta Mozel Blackerby on 30 December 1910 in Wheeler, Texas, USA. When Vesta was a little child, her family moved to Branson, Colorado, where her father was a doctor who tends to various injuries of miners usually work in the Four Corners area.

Vesta Toller graduated from Raton High School and earned her teaching degree from the Colorado Teachers College in Greeley. She taught various subjects in junior high school for several years.

On her 109th birthday. (Photo credit: Arizona Daily Star)
On her 109th birthday.
(Photo credit: Arizona Daily Star)

In 1937, she married her husband Charles Toller and had three children with him. The family then lived in Raton, New Mexico, where Mr. Toller served as mayor for some time. On the other hand, she was pretty much involved as a bookkeeper for Toller Pontiac and Miners Colfax Hospital. She also actively volunteered at her church for much of her life.

When she was 98 years old, she moved to Colorado to live with her sister.  After this, she moved again to Tucson, Arizona, to live with her son Robert Ernest Toller. Her son passed away in 2018, and so Vesta moved into Waverly House.

Vesta Toller passed away on 9 March 2021 in Tucson, Arizona, USA, when she was 110 years and 69 days old.

For more information, please view Vesta Toller’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mildred Skjordahl of the United States at age 110. She was born in Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, United States on 10 July 1913. She was a daughter to two Polish-born parents. Skjordahl’s sister and father were also both blessed with long and healthy lives. Her older sister lived to be 96, and her father lived to be 100. Currently, Skjordahl is the oldest living person in the state of Arizona and is among the top 10 oldest people ever to reside in Arizona.

(Source: TMC Health)

At the age of 28, Skjordahl married her husband and together they had two sons. She began ballroom dancing at the age of 70 and won many awards in competitions. She gave up dancing in her 100s and took up painting as a hobby. Skjordahl lived in Florida for several years before moving to Catalina Foothills, a small community north of Tucson, Arizona.

On her 110th birthday, Skjordahl was visited by family and friends. She stated that the secret to her longevity was to “keep busy and keep breathing.”

For more information, please view Skjordahl’s Directory Profile here.