Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady of the United States, passed away peacefully at her home in Plains, Georgia on Sunday at the age of 96. She was widely praised for her contributions to policy and social issues during her husband’s presidency and for her dedication to her family and country.
In May, it was announced that Rosalynn Carter was suffering from dementia and was receiving palliative care at home. Jimmy Carter, her husband, also received palliative care with his family since mid-February. The couple had been married for over 75 years and had four children together.
Rosalynn Carter played a significant role in shaping policy during her husband’s presidency and used her platform to advocate for social issues. She also wrote several books on various topics. In September, the couple made a surprise public appearance at a peanut parade in their hometown of Plains, Georgia.
Jimmy Carter served as the US President from 1977 to 1981 and is currently the oldest living former US president. He made it clear in the winter that he no longer wanted to take any further medical steps after a series of hospital stays. Despite this announcement, Rosalynn Carter continued to be a beloved figure in American politics and culture until her passing on Sunday evening.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing leaves behind a legacy of advocacy and dedication to family and country. Her influence will be remembered by many who knew her personally or admired her work from afar.