Source: Xinhua

05-12-2009 11:53

Special Report:   Tech Max

WELLINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Ruby Billings, believed to be New Zealand's oldest woman, has died at the age of 109, New Zealand media reported on Monday.

Ruby Billings marked her big day at the Radius Maeroa Lodge in Hamilton yesterday. Photo / Sarah Ivey.
Ruby Billings marked her big day at the Radius Maeroa
Lodge in Hamilton yesterday. (File Photo)

Billings, who last month celebrated her 109th birthday, died at Hamilton's Maeroa Lodge rest home on Saturday, the Waikato Times reported. Maeroa Lodge facility manager Paula McFarlane said Billings was usually in good health, but deteriorated quickly in the last couple of days before her death.

She outlived two husbands and two sons, and had nine grandchildren, 24 great and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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