November 19, 2023 – 10:53 p.m
The wife of the 39th president of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, died at the age of ninety-six. The Carter Center announced in May that the former first lady was suffering from dementia, and in their statement they now wrote that Rosalynn Carter died peacefully, surrounded by her family, reports the .
Rosalynn Carter has devoted her public life to important social causes, including health, human rights, social justice, and programs supporting the needs of the elderly. He was also a member of the government committee aimed at improving services for the mentally ill.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything. I received wise guidance and encouragement from him when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in this world, I always knew that someone loved me and supported me,” Jimmy Carter said.
Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived president in the history of the United States: he turned 99 this year. He and his wife were married in 1946, making them the longest-lived presidential marriage by almost eight decades. They had four children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Both were key figures in Habitat For Humanity, a charity that builds homes for families in need. Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his decades-long efforts for peace.