Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has passed away in her hometown of Plains, Georgia at the age of 96. She died peacefully with her family by her side. Known for her significant influence on policy during her husband’s presidency and advocacy for social issues, Rosalynn Carter’s legacy will be remembered by many. Her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, praised her as his equal partner in all of his accomplishments.
Jimmy Carter served as the US President from 1977 to 1981 and is the oldest living former US president. In September, he made a surprise public appearance at a peanut parade in his hometown of Plains with his wife. He had made it public in the winter that he no longer wanted to take any further medical steps after a series of hospital stays. It was revealed in May that Rosalynn Carter was suffering from dementia and had been receiving palliative care at home since last Friday.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing leaves behind a legacy of advocacy and dedication to her family and the nation. Her impact on policy during her husband’s presidency and contributions to social issues will be remembered by many who knew her or worked with her during that time period.