103-Year-Old San Angelo Woman Tells Secret to Long Life on Birthday


SAN ANGELO, TX – A resident at the San Angelo Nursing and Rehab Center on Monday celebrated her 103 birthday.

Feliciana Mata was born on Dec. 5, 1919. She was the youngest in her family of five girls. Mata herself has 2 sons and three daughters that live here in San Angelo. Mata was married to her husband for 52 years before he passed away.

Mata said that her secret to living a long life is to take 2 steps forward and 1 step back, always looking forward. 

San Angelo Nursing and Rehab Center held a birthday celebration for Mata. During the celebration she gave thanks to the Lord her savior for everyday.

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