Opal Petty



Age: 86


Summary: Texas farm girl who won a landmark lawsuit against the state after she was held against her will in mental institutions for 51 years, who was 16 when her family committed her to a state hospital in 1934, and she remained institutionalized until she was placed in a foster home in 1985.



Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Born: April 28, 1918


Died: March 10, 2005


Location: San Angelo, Texas