Grandmother dies, riding coasters into her 90s

Posted | Contributed by Sarah Jackson

Mellie Juliette (Cox) Thomas, an enthusiast into her final years, dies Monday at age 95. She described Millennium Force as "just another roller coaster." In her later years, she also rode the Beast at Kings Island and Space Mountain at Disney World.

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I didn't read the story at first but I caught the onride photo and I was shocked to see that lady riding. I think that's really awesome and hope I'm still riding when I'm older.
For my father in law's 70th birthday, he, and his 80 year old brother and I are going to ride Titan at SFOT. Both of them have been on it before.... and BOTH of them still drive faster than that coaster when they're behind the wheel... :-O

-Escher

I hope that if I live that long I still love rollercoasters and continue to ride them.*** This post was edited by xTTDx 7/19/2004 4:12:49 PM ***
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No, they were out early last week .

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