Trevino on her 109th birthday.
|Birth:||13 March 1910|
|Age:||110 years, 76 days|
Trevino was born Maria De Los Remedios Eduvijes Guzman Lemus in Mexico, on 13 March 1910. Her parents were Mauricio Lemus (1886–1972) and Carlota Guzman (1889–1976). She had at least 5 siblings: Jose (1918–1988), Manuel (1921–2002), Antonio (1928–2016), Jesusa L. Morales and Maria Andrea "Marica" L. Morales. In 1923, she moved to South Texas with her parents. She worked alongside them at several area ranches while she attended school and later spent eight years working for a local doctor. On 29 December 1935, she married Florentino Galindo Trevino (1895-1986). Her husband already had 6 children, and in the years that followed, the couple became the parents of nine more. She worked as an insurance agent for the Howard-Williams Funeral Home for more than two decades, and in exchange for her children's education, she served as a cook and driver for the Ursuline nuns at Sacred Heart Parochial School.
Trevino participated in civic affairs, serving as chair of Brooks County Precinct 1. In the early 1950s, she was appointed presiding election judge for the precinct, a position she held for many years, and she later served as chair of the Democratic Party for Brooks County. In 1960, she and her husband opened the Heart's Delight Food Store, which they operated for more than 30 years. In 2002, she received the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Jefferson Volunteer Award for her community involvement and her service as a Eucharistic minister for Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She used to drive a car for more than 20 years, up until the age of 109. She celebrated her 110th birthday in March 2020.
Trevino currently lives in Falfurrias, Texas, United States, at the age of 110 years, 76 days.
- Maria Trevino (Lemus) BillionGraves
- Mauricio Lemus FindAGrave
- 2007 Report Texas Legislature Online, 13 March 2007
- Falfurrias Woman Puts Car Keys Down after 109th Birthday KRGV-TV, 4 April 2019
- 110th birthday Facebook, 13 March 2020