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Perfecta Luera
Perfecta Luera
Birth: 16 June 1895
Jeff Davis, Texas, USA
Death: 23 July 2005
New Mexico, USA
Age: 110 years, 37 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Perfecta Rodriguez Luera (16 June 1895 – 23 July 2005) was an American woman who received significant newspaper coverage due to her longevity.


Perfecta was born in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Her father, Pedro Rodriguez, was a field worker while her mother Guadulupe worked as a midwife. Despite living in United States throughout her entire life, Perfecta didn't speak any English. She had six other siblings; four brothers and two sisters.

At age 18, she married for the first time. She would end up marrying twice more. Her last marriage to Lucio Luera produced five children in total, all of which tragically passed away in infancy. When she was in her 70s, she relocated to Chaves County, New Mexico.

At age 104, she was living in her own house and was still able to walk without assistance and do everyday household chores. She enjoyed crotcheting and praying to God. At age 108, she was still living in her own house.

Perfecta Luera died on 23 July 2005 at the age of 110 years, 37 days.

Birth date inconsistency

Perfecta is officially verified by Gerontology Research Group as being born on 16 June 1895. However, newspaper articles spanning from 1999 to 2005 all state that her birth year was 18 April 1895. Her Social Security Death Index (SSDI) also supports April as birth month but with a different date (16th).