Great-grandmother celebrates 90th birthday skydiving

Great-grandmother celebrates 90th birthday skydiving (Image 1)
Great-grandmother celebrates 90th birthday skydiving (Image 1)

A great-grandmother living in Virginia celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday by going skydiving for the third time.

Evelyn Marshall first went skydiving 20 years ago on her 70th birthday and has continued to do so every 10 years.

Marshall, a mother of four and grandmother of eight, jumped Sunday alongside three of her grandchildren. More than 100 family members and friends gathered below to watch.

“It’s a little bit harder to get out of an airplane when you’re 90,” Marshall told ABC News. “This time we sat on the floor and kind of rolled out and the sensation there was a little more nerve-wracking because when you roll you’re looking right down.”

Marshall, who refers to herself as an aviation buff, continues to work part-time at an airport near her home.

When asked on the secret to a long life, Marshall said, “Keep working and dye your hair.”

*ABC News contributed to this report.

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