The University’s oldest known living alumna, Mamie Girdner Watson, passed away at
age 100 on Aug. 12. She graduated with honors from then-West Tennessee State Teachers
College in 1932 with majors in Latin, mathematics and music. She taught English, Latin
and music at Earle High School in Arkansas for more than 35 years. She was buried
in the Tiger Blue dress that she wore when she was honored as Oldest Alumna in 2009.
The U of M extends condolences to the family.