Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at the Age of 96


Former U.S. President Rosalynn Carter passed away a few days ago (19th) at the age of 96. The former first lady was known as an outspoken advocate for mental health, women's rights and human rights. Her death was mourned by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, among others.

According to the Carter Center, Rosalyn's health had been deteriorating for months. Rosalyn died while in hospice care at her home in Plains, J.D. In May, the Carter Center announced that Mrs. Rosalyn was suffering from dementia, and in February, former President Jimmy Carter, 99, had also begun hospice care.

Carter, 99, and Rosalynn, both from Plains, Georgia, have known each other since childhood, and Rosalynn is a close friend of Carter's sister. Carter, who was in the White House from 1977 to 1981, once told his staff, "Rosalyn is my best perfect extension, the most influential person in my life. Rosalynn was a close advisor to former President Jimmy Carter during his 40 years of global humanitarian work, both in and out of office.

Carter and Rosalynn have been married for more than 77 years, and unlike previous First Ladies, she attends Cabinet meetings, speaks eloquently on controversial issues, and conducts foreign visits on Carter's behalf, resulting in what they call a "full partnership" that Carter staffers sometimes privately call "co-president" (co-president). Extremely loyal, compassionate, and politically savvy, Rosalyn prides herself on being an activist First Lady, and no one doubts her influence as a co-president.

Many called Rosalyn an outspoken advocate for mental health, women's rights and human rights. She was also always concerned about those who helped the sick and elderly, and often spoke of the difficulty of caring for and surviving loved ones. She founded the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers in 1987 to support family members and other caregivers of people who cannot live alone. Even in her 80s, Rosalynn and her husband were still building affordable housing for others on the construction site of their home.