Yesterday afternoon we learned that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away at the age of 96. She had been in hospice at her home for the final weeks of her life and according to the family, she passed peacefully. While this wasn’t unexpected, I found myself unusually moved by the news and spent some time last night reflecting on the lives of the Carters and what they meant to America and the world. Chatting with some friends online, it quickly became clear that people of all political persuasions had a lot of respect for the Carters, and Rosalynn Carter will be remembered as an outstanding American. The Carter Center provided the initial details of her passing.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side.
Mrs. Carter was married for 77 years to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who is now 99 years old.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said. “She gave…
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