(Top photo) Elvira Villanueva blew out candles on her 100th-birthday cake during a party thrown by her family. (Bottom photo) Villanueva smiled as her son, Lalo Ramirez, 76, kissed her after she blew out the candles. Great granddaughter Valerie Padilla enjoys the moment as she holds daughter Ava, 1, who is Villanueva's youngest great, great granddaughter. Elvira Villanueva was born Jan. 25, 1913 in Rosario, Durango, Mexico. She was raised in El Paso. Family members celebrated her 100th birthday early to allow family members who are in town for another family event to partake in Villanueva's celebration.
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