Maud “Mickie” Gilchrist, age 101, passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born in Mexia, Texas weighing only 2.5 lbs. at birth. Survival of such tiny infants would have been rare in those days. In 1929 at age 16, she married 19-year-old Hassel Norman. Leaving Texas, they settled in Fallbrook, Calif. in 1931, where she continued living for 37 years.
She and her husband divorced. Later, she married S.W. Clark. When that marriage ended, she met and married Charles Gilchrist. That union lasted until his passing in 2000. They enjoyed 44 wonderful years together, spending 28 of those years in Sun City, Calif.
Mickie’s resume would have been an interesting read