Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies @96.

Jimmy Carter's closest advisor during his one term as president, Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady of the United States, passed away at the age of continue Reading.. 

Following many months of deteriorating health and coping with dementia, Rosalynn Carter passed away quietly at the Carter Center in her rural Georgian home of Plains, surrounded by family, the Carter Center announced in a statement on Sunday, Nov. 19. 

"I always saw Rosalynn as an equal partner in all that I did," her husband, the late President Jimmy Carter, remarked. "When I needed it, she provided me with sage advice and inspiration. Rosalynn's presence in the world ensured that I always had love and support from someone.

The former first lady has entered hospice care, according to a Friday, Nov. 17 announcement from the Carter Center. In May, she received a dementia diagnosis. After a string of hospital stays, her husband started receiving home hospice care in February. 

Four years after his election, Ronald Reagan handily defeated Jimmy Carter. During his one-term presidency, he helped Israel and Egypt come to a unique peace treaty. 

Following their departure from the White House, the couple visited popular destinations across the globe, such as North Korea, Cuba, and Sudan, where they observed elections and carried out campaigns to end Guinea worm sickness and other neglected tropical illnesses.In 2002, Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 

"Our joint legacy is the Carter Center. Jimmy Carter taught Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, where the Carters also attended, and Jill Stuckey, a friend of the Carters, stated, "She's been there digging latrines right next to him."

At a holiday celebration at Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, US First Lady Jill Biden honored Rosalynn Carter's life by informing the service members and their families, "The former first lady Rosalynn Carter has just passed." She was also well-known for her work on women's rights, mental health, and caregiving. 

Jill Biden continued, "And so I hope that you'll... include the Carter family in your prayers during the holidays." 

Speaking to media during the holiday gathering, President Joe Biden expressed his admiration for the Carter family. 

He remarked, "They brought so much grace to the office; they're really an incredible family." 

Rosalynn Carter was also lauded by former first lady Laura Bush and former president George W. Bush as “a woman of dignity and strength.” 

"No one was a better supporter of President Carter, and their collaboration was a beautiful illustration of faithfulness and dedication. She has made a significant contribution to the de-stigmatization of mental health. They released a united statement saying, "We join our fellow citizens in sending our condolences to President Carter and their family."


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