Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, has recently passed away at the age of 94. She was a loving wife to Jimmy, who served as First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She was a dedicated public servant, and was an advocate for mental health and the elderly.
Rosalynn was an instrumental part of President Carter’s White House. She was heavily involved in policy making, and her work in getting the Mental Health Systems Act passed was widely praised. She was part of the White House renovation and presided over the Improved Food Service project.
During her tenure as First Lady, Rosalynn galvanized people to fight for human rights, advocating for women, children, minorities, and the disabled. She was highly instrumental in developing the Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national holiday. She funded a school lunch program for poor children in 14 states, providing them with the nutrition they need to succeed in school.
Rosalynn Carter live a long and fulfilled life. After leaving the White House, she and Jimmy founded the Carter Center – a non-profit organization dedicated to human rights and health issues. The couple also continued to remain highly active in the Democratic Party and have near-infectious enthusiasm for charitable activities.
Rosalynn will be sorely missed by her loving husband Jimmy. After 74 years of marriage, Jimmy now faces life alone. He and Rosalynn have seen the highs and the lows of life together, and now he will have to find a way to keep carrying the torch without her.
Though Rosalynn has gone, she will always remain in our hearts and be remembered for the impact she made in the world. Her selflessness and passion for helping others will be remembered for many years to come, as her legacy lives on.