Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady, Who Helped People a Lot, Passed Away at 96.

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, passed away at 96 on Sunday, Nov. 19, at her home in Plains, Ga. She was with her family, and the Carter Center shared that she passed away peacefully. Rosalynn and Jimmy were married for a very long time and first met when they were just babies because their parents were good friends.

They went to the movies on their first date, and after, Jimmy Carter told his mom he was going to marry Rosalynn.

They got married on July 7, 1946, when he was 21 and she was 18. In the beginning, they moved a lot because of his job in the Navy. But after his dad died in 1952, they went back to Georgia to take care of the family farm. That’s when Carter started getting involved in the community and politics.

They had four kids between 1947 and 1967: Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy. Mrs. Carter always supported her husband, especially when he ran for governor and president. She traveled a lot to help him. When she became Georgia’s First Lady, she focused on mental health and making things better for people with disabilities.

When she was the First Lady, Rosalynn didn’t just sit around. She worked a lot with her husband, even in important meetings about the government. Some people didn’t like how much she did, but she was proud of it. She cared about things like mental health, jobs, healthcare, and making sure women had the same rights as men.

After they were done being president, Rosalynn and Carter kept helping others. They started The Carter Center and worked with Habitat for Humanity. Carter even got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for helping human rights and democracy.

When someone asked Rosalynn in 2013 what she wanted people to remember about her, she said, ‘I hope I helped with mental health, and I hope people see that I tried to make the most of all the good chances I had.’

In 2015, Carter found out he had cancer, and in 2023, he started getting hospice care. A few months later, Rosalynn learned she had dementia. But they stayed happy, spending time with their family.

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