Millvina Dean, the youngest passenger on the Titanic and the last living survivor, died yesterday at a nursing home in Southampton, England. She was 97.
Millvina was just two-months old when she made it off the Titanic alive with her mother and brother. Her father went down with the ship, because he decided to stay behind to help rescue more passengers.
A couple of weeks after they were rescued, Millvina’s family returned to England. Millvinia worked as a cartographer for the British government during World War II. In 1972, she retired from her job as in the purchasing department of a Southampton engineering firm.
Recently, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron donated money to the Millvina Fund to help pay for her nursing home.
One of Millvina’s friends said this about her, “She was a remarkable, sparkling lady. She knew her place in history and was always willing to share her story with others, especially children. She was the last living link to the story.”
Rest in peace, Millvina…. Run into Leo’s arms! He is waiting for you on the grand staircase. Your beautiful wig will go on….
Source: SF Gate