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Whitmer and Other Michigan Polticians Pay Tribute to Rosalynn Carter Following Death

Photos: Bryon Houlgrave ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

MICHIGAN, Nov. 20, 2023 ~ Tributes are pouring in from Michigan politicians for former first lady Rosalynn Carter, a mental health advocate and one-half of the longest-lived presidential couple who recently died at the age of 96.

On Sunday, the Carter Center announced her death after she entered hospice care a few days prior, with her family announcing in May that she was living with dementia. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer posted to X, formerly Twitter, commended her activism and long-standing marriage to former President Jimmy Carter.

From her efforts as an advocate for mental health to the work she did building houses alongside her husband with Habitat for Humanity, Mrs. Carter dedicated her life to making a difference in people’s lives,” Whitmer said.


(CONTINUED) Tributes from other notable Michigan politicians included Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Democrat U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-6), the latter stating that “Rosalynn Carter was a woman of strength and determination with a soft approach and a steely spine.”

Jimmy Carter, 99, has been in hospice care himself since February.