At the age of 96, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away at her Plains, Georgia, home on Sunday, November 19. Jimmy and Rosalynn were childhood sweethearts who had known each other since they were quite young.
A blind date was arranged for Jimmy and Rosalynn a few years later. “That’s the girl I want to marry,” young Jimmy said to his mother after returning home from the date. The couple got married in 1946.
James Earl Carter Jr., an American politician and humanitarian who was born on October 1, 1924, served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
As a Democrat, he represented Georgia as the 76th governor from 1971 to 1975 and as a state senator from 1963 to 1967. He is the longest-serving president in American history as well as the oldest ex-president still alive.
Carter grew up in Plains, Georgia, where he was born. Following his 1946 graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a submariner. Carter then went back to his hometown and started up his family’s peanut farm.
Yes, Jimmy Carter is still alive in 2023. He is right now getting hospice care at home. Before she passed away, in the months leading up to her diagnosis of dementia, he used to spend his days with his wife, Rosalynn Carter.
Talking in September, the couple’s grandson, Jason Carter, who likewise fills in as the executive of the Carter Center’s Board of Trustees, discussed how his grandparents’ time together was “reaching a conclusion.” They are in unison.
At home, they are. I don’t think anyone can get more than that if they are in love. It’s very ideal for them at this point in their lives.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, at the age of 96 in Plains, Georgia, Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady and wife of Jimmy Carter for 77 years, departed from this life. The pair had a deep and long-lasting relationship.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s health presents obstacles, but the family supports Jimmy’s choice to receive hospice care. According to grandson Jason Carter, the pair managed to stay happy and in love despite their challenges.
On October 1, Jimmy Carter, the American president who has lived the longest, celebrated becoming 99 years old. He has the rare distinction of having lived to be 95 years old and having witnessed the 40th anniversary of his inauguration.
Jimmy Carter continues to participate in activities he enjoys, even though he has considerable physical limitations.
He shows perseverance in his current state by spending his time engaging with family, keeping interests alive, and watching baseball.