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    For her 90th birthday, Wanita Zimmerman went skydiving in Lodi, Calif. (Published Friday, Nov. 29, 2013)

    The big 9-0 is a major milestone in anyone’s life. Wanita Zimmerman decided to mark the occasion by going skydiving.

    Zimmerman, who lives in Elk Grove, Calif., celebrated her 90th birthday Friday by jumping out of a plane that took off from the Jump Center at the Lodi Airport.

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    She also jumped on her 85th birthday.

    Zimmerman took the plunge along with her doctor, her doctor’s daughter, and her 69-year-old son, Gary, who’s from Baltimore.

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