August 30, 2013; Los
Angeles, CA (AP)
The oldest person born in Mexico, who
also was California's oldest resident, has died in a
hospice in Chula Vista, CA just 17 days after celebrating her 114th birthday. “Soledad
Mexia (pronounced meh-HEE'-ah') died Friday at the Silverado Senior Living Hospice,”
saidDr. L. Stephen Coles of the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California Los Angeles.
“Mexia was born in Mexico but moved to
the United States where she become
an American citizen,” Coles said.