EXPIRED: 08/18/09 – Pearl Stevens, 106, Arizona’s oldest woman never considered herself old. She saw Halley’s Comet twice and she did the breakfast dishes every morning. She had a certain way to do them, too, and she didn’t want you in her way!
Less than a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor , Stevens decided she wanted to join the Navy along with her husband and sons.
But the Navy rejected her because there were already too many in the Stevens family in the military. So she helped inspect aircraft.
That way she could assist.
Besides seeing Halley’s Comet twice, she also climbed the Rockies and was a beautician who styled the hair of famous wrestler Gorgeous George, among others.
She retired to Yuma, Arizona and spent her final years as that State’s oldest woman.