Doreen Washington
Doreen Washington
Birth: 24 May 1898
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Death: 4 February 2009
New South Wales, Australia
Age: 110 years, 256 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Alice Doreen Washington (née Rathbone; 24 May 1898 - 4 February 2009) was a validated Australian supercentenarian.


Alice Doreen Rathbone was born in Rockhampton, Queensland on 24 May 1898.[1] She married Lavington 'Bill' Ainsley Washington, a veteran of the First World War, who died in 1965. The couple had no children.[1]

Washington lived independently until the age of 103. She attributed her longevity to a very 'old school' Australian diet that included no fruit or veg, but instead a fondness for meat pies and beer.[1] Doreen Washington died in New South Wales on 4 February 2009 at the age of 110 years, 256 days. She was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 29 October 2008.[2]



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