At the age of 88, the oldest female skydiver in the world, Dilys Price, passed away, after completing more than 1,139 solo parachute jumps.
The world has become a sadder place after the death of the oldest female skydiver, Dilys Price. During her life, the inspirational 88-year old woman had completed over 1,139 solo parachute jumps and raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
Back in 2013, at the age of 80, this retired teacher from Cardiff, became the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest female solo parachute jump. Her first skydive was at the age of 54, for charity, and afterward, she completed over 1,139 solo parachute jumps all over the world.
- Back in 2013, Price became the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest female solo parachute jump
- People remember her as a ‘force for good’
- She founded the charity Touch Trust for people with learning disabilities
Before her first jump, this remarkable woman was terrified of heights, but she later said that she couldn’t ‘imagine life without it’.
She had a background in dance, and she founded the charity Touch Trust, which provides creative movement programs for people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
Due to these efforts, she was awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to people with special needs. At The Pride of Britain Awards 2017, she also received a special recognition award.
Following her death, her nephew Mark James Parry paid tribute to her on social media:
“Very very sad that my Aunt @DilysPriceOBE has passed away. She touched many with her incredible personality and truly lived life to the full.
An inspiration to all. Truly grateful that I got to call her my Aunt. We will miss you.”
- After her first skydive at the age of 54, Price completed more than 1,139 solo parachute jumps all over the world
Moreover, Cardiff Metropolitan University, where Price was an honorary fellow, called her a ‘force for good’, and wrote on Twitter:
“We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Dilys Price.
An Honorary Fellow and true friend to the University, Dilys was a force for good and an inspiration to us all. We send our condolences to the family.”