Rosalynn Carter, the former First Lady of the United States, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96 in her hometown of Plains, Georgia. She died peacefully with her family by her side after a battle with dementia.
Rosalynn Carter was known for being an equal partner to her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, in all of his accomplishments. She had a significant influence on policy in the White House during his presidency and campaigned for social issues. She also wrote several books.
Jimmy Carter served as the US President from 1977 to 1981 and is the oldest living former US president. He made it public in the winter that he no longer wanted to take any further medical steps after a series of hospital stays. In September, he made a surprise public appearance at a peanut parade in his hometown of Plains, Georgia with his wife.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing leaves behind a legacy of advocacy and dedication to her family and the nation. Her influence and impact will be remembered by many.