|Birth:||27 September 1905|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
|Death:||2 August 2016|
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
|Age:||110 years, 310 days|
Marion Adele “Mimi” Hunter (née Ashley; 27 September 1905 - 2 August 2016) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated.
Marion was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States on 27 September 1905 to Lawrence and Louise Ashley. Her father was the President of Northwestern Casket in Minneapolis and her mother was a cook. She had just one brother, Clifford. She raised near Lake of the Isles and attended Calhoun School. Her parents dashed her dreams of becoming a dancer in New York City. Later she went to the University of Minnesota and was an active part of the Gamma Phi Alpha Sorority. She met her late husband Bill Hunter in high school, they waited nearly eight years to wed and even longer to start a family.
Hunter married Bill in 1930 and built an English Tudor-style home with him in Edina, Minnesota. Her husband passed away in 1995. They had two daughters, Adele (born 1938) and Diane (born 1940). After a life of dancing, first ballet and then ballroom as an adult, Hunter was still active into her later years, maintaining a driver’s license until 99 and virtually free of any medication until 100. Because of peripheral neuropathy, she started using a wheelchair c. 2010, and her eyesight was then failing, along with her short-term memory.
She died in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States, on 2 August 2016 at the age of 110 years, 310 days.