Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady, Passes Away At 96

Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and former President Jimmy Carter’s wife, died at age 96. November 17th, she entered hospice, six months after being diagnosed with dementia

President Carter said in a statement, “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished. She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were married for 77 years.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama wrote, ” When our family was in the White House, every so often, Rosalynn would join me for lunch, offering a few words of advice and always — always — a helping hand. She reminded me to make the role of First Lady my own, just like she did. I’ll always remain grateful for her support and her generosity.”

Like her husband, Rosalynn Carter dedicated herself to many philanthropic efforts. Rosalynn Carter was an early advocate for mental health awareness.