- Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away at the age of 96
- She was remembered for her devotion to her family, the nation, and humanitarian work
- The family has asked for donations to be made in her memory to The Carter Center
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. She had been diagnosed with dementia and had recently entered home hospice care.
The Carter Center, which the couple founded in 1982, released a statement saying that Rosalynn died peacefully with family by her side at her home in Plains, Georgia.
In a statement, former President Jimmy Carter said, “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished.” The couple had been married for 77 years.
Rosalynn Carter is being remembered for her devotion to her family, the nation, and humanitarian work around the world. She was an advocate for mental health, women’s rights, and the elderly. She was also a strong supporter of her husband’s political career.
The Carter Center said that a private funeral service will be held for Rosalynn Carter. The family has asked for donations to be made in her memory to The Carter Center, which works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering.