December 4, 2023

The Life of Rosalynn Carter, Dead at 96, in Pictures

Former first woman Rosalynn Carter died on Sunday at her dwelling at 96 years previous, the Carter Center introduced.   

“She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it,” former President Jimmy Carter stated in an announcement. “As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”

In May, the Carter Center introduced that Rosalynn was residing with dementia. Last week, she joined her husband in hospice care at their Plains, Georgia, home. Former President Carter determined to spend his remaining time at dwelling after a number of brief hospital stays, the Carter Center introduced in February.   

The Carter Center stated she “died peacefully, with family by her side.”  

The Carters had been married for 77 years, making them the longest-married presidential couple.   

“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter stated.  

The Carters had 4 youngsters collectively, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Their son Chip Carter stated Rosalynn was “a loving mother and extraordinary first lady.”   

“My mother was a great humanitarian in her own right,” Chip Carter added. “Her life of service and compassion was an example for all Americans. She will be sorely missed not only by our family but by the many people who have better mental health care and access to resources for caregiving today.”  

They had been each initially from Plains, Georgia, and began courting when she was 17 and a pupil at Georgia Southwestern University. Jimmy Carter reportedly advised his mom that he had met his future spouse after their first date.   

They had a powerful bond and partnership, with the previous president saying in a 2015 interview, “The best thing I ever did was marrying Rosalynn. That’s the pinnacle of my life.” 

The Carters embrace one another after listening to information of his victory in the presidential election, Nov. 2, 1976. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images).
Rosalynn shaking arms at a marketing campaign occasion in New Hampshire, Oct. 24, 1979. (Photo: Diana Walker/Getty Images). 
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter waving after accepting his occasion’s nomination for president. (Photo: Shepard Sherbell/Corbis by way of Getty Images). 
First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Second Lady Joan Mondale working at a desk on an airplane to Iowa for an look for his or her husbands’ reelection campaigns in 1980. (Photo: Diana Walker/ Getty Images). 
The Carter household in 1977. Left to proper: Judy (Mrs. Jack Carter); Jason James Carter; Jack (John William Carter); Annette (Mrs. Jeff Carter); Jeff (Donnel Jeffrey Carter); first woman Rosalynn Carter; daughter Amy Lynn Carter; President Carter; daughter-in legislation Caron Griffin Carter holding James Earl Carter IV; and son Chip (James Earl Carter III). (Photo: CORBIS/Getty Images).
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and their daughter Amy wave to crowd at the 1980 Democratic National Convention. (Photo by Bettmann/Getty Images). 
First Lady Rosalynn performs basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters in March 1980. (Photo: Diana Walker/ Getty Images). 
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter with their daughter in hometown Plains, Georgia in January 1981. (Photo: Chuck Fishman/Getty Images).
President Carter being interview by the press on Air Force One with Rosalynn by his facet (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images). 
President Carter kissing Rossalyn after asserting re-election on December 4, 1979. (Photo: Diana Walker/Getty Images).
Presidential candidate at the Baptist church in their hometown, Plains, Georgia, in 1976. (Photo: Michael Brennan/Getty Images). 
Rosalynn welcomed by the US first woman Rosalynn Carter by members of the Thai army Nov. 7, 1979. (Photo: Diana Walker/Getty Images).
Outgoing President Jimmy Carter and first woman Rosalynn Carter with President-Elect Ronald Reagan and future first woman Nancy Reagan. (Photo: Diana Walker/Getty Images).
Rosalynn Carter at Habitat for Humanity on June 23, 2005. (Photo: R. Diamond/Getty Images).
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter attend the funeral service for former US President George H. W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP by way of Getty Images).
Jimmy and Rossalyn Carter at the DNC in Boston, Mass., on July 26, 2004. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images).

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