Alta Nelson
Alta Nelson
Birth: 24 July 1901
Spring City, Utah, USA
Death: 12 March 2012
Irvine, California, USA
Age: 110 years, 232 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Alta Nelson (née Francis; 24 July 1901 – 12 March 2012) was an American supercentenarian, whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Alta Francis was born in Spring City, Utah, USA on 24 July 1901. Her parents were John William Francis (1869–1942) and Mary Larsen (née Nielsen; 1869–1933).

She graduated from Box Elder High School and left the area in 1920 to work in Salt Lake City for the Walker Department Store where she sold shoes. While working in Salt Lake City she met and married Meiling Nelson on 16 January 1925. The couple never had any children. The couple moved to Bozeman, Montana and opened a shoe store. They later added another retail outlet in Boise, Idaho.

In 1963, the couple retired to Laguna Beach, California. After Meiling's death on 5 March 1968, she relocated to Irvine, California.

Alta Nelson died in Irvine, California, USA on 12 March 2012 at the age of 110 years, 232 days. She is survived by two nephews and three nieces.


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