Lubbock woman celebrates 107th birthday

Published: Sep. 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 2:26 PM CDT
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Aurelia at age 15
Aurelia at age 15

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock woman celebrated her 107th birthday with her family on Thursday.

Aurelia Mojica was born September 25, 1907 in San Marcus.

She has lived in Lubbock for more than 40 years, but she has actually been alive longer than Lubbock has even been a city.

The City of Lubbock turned 106 this past March.

Aurelia married her husband,Francisco Mojica, in 1928 and moved to Lubbock.

They had nine children together and she has about 300 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Her oldest son is 89 and there are seven generations in her family.

Patsy Cantu, her granddaughter and caretaker, says Aurelia has basically raised her and taught her many life lessons.

She said Aurelia's motto is you have to love and care; nothing more, nothing less.

"To even touch or hold someone's hand, you can't put a price on that and just touching hearts and touching people, and just giving love," Cantu said.

During her party, Aurelia said she was so happy she felt like she had wings and could fly.

Her family said her secret to a long life is never skipping breakfast and drinking Dr.Pepper.

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