Rosalynn Carter a pillar of support to Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter would often mention that one of the best things that happened to him in his life was marrying Rosalynn Carter.


Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter were married for more than 77 years, which is the longest a couple has had a residence within the white house. Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States and also the governor of Georgia, but Jimmy Carter would always mention the most important part of his life was when he had to ask Rosalynn Smith to marry him.

Rosalynn Carter and Jimmy Carter during a meeting with press
– Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, sit together during a reception to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Plains, Ga. On Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, Carter, the second-oldest U.S. first lady ever, turns 95. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool, File)

Rosalynn Carter died at the age of 96 years. It was declared by the Carter Center that she had passed away peacefully at home in Georgia.

Jimmy Carter announced on February 2023 that he would prefer his wife to be at home and family after continuous short visits to the hospital.

Rosalynn Carter was by her husband’s side when he was inaugurated as the 39th president of the United States in 1977.

Both Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn carter received huge support from their family which includes their four children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

During an Interview in 2015  at The Carter Center, the couple’s humanitarian organization, Jimmy Carter shared a glimpse of his life with his dear wife Rosalynn carter, saying, “The best thing I ever did was marrying Rosalynn. That’s the pinnacle of my life.”

During the presidency of Jimmy Carter he called his wife his “secret weapon”. He would also ask his wife to attend various important national meetings with him. He always remained confident when he would have his wife along side him, he even credited her for being a great support to him during the Iranian hostage crisis.


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