Wyoming’s 100 Year Old Car Salesman One of many 100 Year Old Residents

Wyoming’s 100 Year Old Car Salesman One of many 100 Year Old Residents

Derrell Alexander started selling cars in 1946 when the average cost of a car was around $1200. He celebrated his 100th birthday on March 17 of this year and has worked at White’s Mountain Chevrolet in Casper since 1949.

During his time there, Derrell has sold cars to multiple generations from the same family. New car manager Marco Castillo told Automotive News,

Sixty-year-old ladies remember him selling their parents cars.

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Even at 100, he shows up every morning at 8 am and still works six days a week taking no time off. He sells between 6-10 cars a year now and believes selling cars keeps his mind sharp.

Surprisingly, Derrell is one of several 100 year olds in Wyoming. At the time of the 2010 census there were 72 people over the age of 100 living in Wyoming. While some of them may have passed on, they have probably been replaced by others.

Hannah Sullivan is a noteworthy 100 year old Wyomian and probably Wyoming’s oldest resident to date. She died on August 17 in 1890 in Newcastle, Wyoming.

Hannah was born in Ireland 1779 and lived to be 111. One can only imagine the stories she had to tell.

How many Wyoming residents over the age of 100 do you know and are they still active? Let us know in the comments below.