Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of former US President Jimmy Carter, passed away peacefully in her hometown of Plains, Georgia on Sunday at the age of 96. Her death was announced by the family.
Rosalynn Carter had a significant impact during her husband’s presidency, influencing policy and advocating for social issues. She also wrote several books and campaigned tirelessly for various causes. Jimmy Carter praised his wife as an equal partner in all of his accomplishments and said that she always knew how to make him feel loved and supported.
In May, it was revealed that Rosalynn Carter was suffering from dementia and was receiving palliative care at home. Jimmy Carter has also been receiving palliative care at home since mid-February. The couple married in 1946 and have four children.
Jimmy Carter served as the US President from 1977 to 1981 and is the oldest living former US president. He made it public in the winter that he no longer wanted to take any further medical steps after a series of hospital stays. In September, he made a surprise public appearance at a peanut parade in his hometown of Plains, Georgia with his wife.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing leaves behind a legacy of advocacy and dedication to her family and the nation. Her influence and impact will be remembered by many who were touched by her kindness and compassion throughout her life.