A Del Rio woman reached Friday a landmark, when she celebrated her 100th birthday in a local nursing home.

Carolina M. Reyes, 100, celebrated alongside friends and family members, and was presented with a proclamation by the office of U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-23rd Dist. of Texas).

Reyes was born in 1919 in Eagle Pass, Texas, the daughter of Ramon Infante Martinez and Martina Salinas Martinez.

Reyes is a celebrated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Reyes and her late husband Pablo T. Reyes were active members of the City of Del Rio nutrition program and the Val Verde County Library. Reyes is the mother of Arturo Reyes, Pablo M. Reyes, and Romelia R. Padilla.

She was presented with the proclamation by Hurd’s Del Rio field representative Carmen Gutierrez.

“De Rio area is fortunate to have you as an outstanding beacon of the community, I wish you happiness,” the proclamation reads.

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