Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a beloved figure who dedicated her life to advocacy and public service, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96 in her hometown of Plains, Georgia. She passed peacefully with her family by her side.
Rosalynn Carter was known for her significant influence on policy during her husband’s presidency and was a passionate advocate for social issues. She wrote several books and campaigned tirelessly for causes that were close to her heart. Her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, praised his late wife as an equal partner in all of his accomplishments.
Jimmy Carter served as President from 1977 to 1981 and is currently the oldest living former US president. In recent years, he has been receiving palliative care at home with his family since mid-February. The couple married in 1946 and had four children together.
In September, Rosalynn Carter made a surprise public appearance at a peanut parade in Plains, Georgia alongside her husband. It was announced last Friday that she was receiving palliative care at home after being diagnosed with dementia in May.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing leaves behind a legacy of dedication and advocacy that will be remembered by many who knew her or admired her work from afar. Her contributions to policy and social issues will continue to inspire future generations of leaders to work towards positive change in their communities and beyond.