|Birth:||18 February 1906|
Yoncalla, Oregon, USA
|Death:||23 November 2016|
Cheney, Washington, USA
|Age:||110 years, 279 days|
Flossie Dickey (née Norton; 18 February 1906 – 23 November 2016) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unverified. At the time of her death, Ms. Dickey was believed to be Washington state's second-oldest living person, behind Molly Schmidt.
Flossie Louise Norton was born in Yoncalla, Oregon, United States on 18 February 1906. Flossie's father owned 20 acres on the far side of Priest River. That was Flossie's home until she was 7 years old. The family, including a younger brother and sister, then moved to Spokane. When World War I started, her father got a job washing dishes in a café. When she was 12 years old, she got a job in the same restaurant. She said she has no memories of playing with other children, or good times with friends. Her next job was doing the household work for Dr. Semple, who was a general practitioner. Flossie remembers taking care of his house, cooking meals for his family and getting his children ready for bed at night.
She got married at the age of 15 in 1920. She married Roy Dickey and couple had 3 children. Her husband was 15 years older than her. They moved to Chehalis, Washington. She took care of chickens, ducks, geese etc.
Flossie and her family moved to Lewiston Orchards during the 1960s. Her husband passed away at 80 years old. She continued living there after Roy’s death. After moving back to this region, Dickey lived more than 20 years in the Airway Heights area with her daughter, Rita. She moved into Cheney Care Center in 2011 for rehabilitation after breaking a hip, but ended up staying after Rita died from cancer. Her two sons are still alive, Arthur in Arizona and Clyde in Newman Lake, Washington.
On her 110th birthday, she got big media attention after her interview. After Nichole Mischke, the KHQ correspondent, asked Flossie how she was feeling on the big day (her 110th birthday), she said: I am tired. I take a nap as many times as I can. Also, when asked what the secret to living such a long life is, Flossie says: I don't know, I don't fight it. I live it.
Flossie Dickey died at Medical Lake, Washington on 23 November 2016 at the age of 110 years, 279 days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOngJUcZtE