Friends and family of a retired New Hampshire teacher who turned 100 after the first of the year say she savored the bachelor's degree diploma she received last week, Boston Herald reported.
Harriet Richardson Ames then died the next day in Concord.
Her daughter, Marjorie Carpenter, says her mother had a "bucket list" of things to do before she died; getting her diploma was the last item.
Ames graduated from the Keene Normal School in 1931 with a two-year teaching certificate. She took courses, retiring in 1971.
When Ames took part in a film about the 100th anniversary of what is now called Keene State College she mentioned she would have liked to have received her degree. School officials combed their records and found she had met all the requirements.