Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter dances with her husband ex-President Jimmy Carter

Updated November 20th, 2023 at 14:10 IST

In Pictures/ Mental health advocate, Wife & more: The glorious life of ex-First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Days after entering hospice care with her husband Former US President Jimmy Carter, ex-First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away at the age of 96.

Reported by: Bhagyasree Sengupta

1/9: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away at the age of 96, days after she entered hospice care at home with husband and former US President Jimmy Carter. / Image: AP

2/9: Rosalynn served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Unlike her predecessors, Rosalynn was an outspoken First Lady who sat in Cabinet meetings and spoke on controversial issues. / Image: AP

3/9: The Carters were married for more than 77 years and were touted as one of the most celebrated couples in America. During her time in the White House, she was fondly known as the 'co-president'. / Image: AP

4/9: Rosalynn was known for her devotion to her family, the nation, and humanitarian work around the world. She was one of the first First Ladies to publicly raise awareness about mental health. / Image: AP

5/9: Born in Plains on August 18, 1927, Rosalynn Smith was just 18 years old when she dated her husband Jimmy Carter. After a year of courtship, the Carters got married in 1946. / Image: AP

6/9: To use her platform as the first lady to promote a better understanding of mental illness, she served as the honorary chairperson of the President's Commission on Mental Health./ Image: AP

7/9: After her stay in the White House came to an end, she co-founded the Carter Center with her husband in Atlanta. For decades the couple also worked on behalf of Habitat for Humanity./ Image: AP

8/9: In 2023, she celebrated her 77th Wedding anniversary with her husband Jimmy Carter. “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” Carter said in a statement after her demise./ Image: AP

9/9: From the race to be the Governor of Georgia to being the President of the United States, Rosalynn stood by Carter's side as a monumental figure. Here's an ode to the legacy of 'activist first lady'. / Image: AP

Published November 20th, 2023 at 14:10 IST