Rosalynn Carter's Incredible Life in Pictures

Rosalynn Carter's Incredible Life in Pictures

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away at age 96 on November 19, 2023. She left behind a significant legacy as a humanitarian and mental health advocate. Her husband of 77 years, former President Jimmy Carter, once said that the “pinnacle of his life” was when he married his childhood sweetheart. “The best thing I ever did was marrying Rosa,” Jimmy said in 2015. The couple founded The Carter Center more than 40 years ago to help promote their mission to alleviate human suffering and promote human rights.

Rosalynn and Jimmy shared four children, 22 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. Rosalynn will be missed by all who loved her and whose lives were impacted by her work.

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter, 2018

atlanta, ga september 30 former president jimmy carter and his wife rosalynn prior to the game between the atlanta falcons and the cincinnati bengals at mercedes benz stadium on september 30, 2018 in atlanta, georgia photo by scott cunninghamgetty images
Scott Cunningham

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter in Plaines, Georgia, 2018

plains, ga august 04 former president of the united states, jimmy carter walks with his wife, former first lady, rosalynn carter towards their home following dinner at a friends home on saturday august 04, 2018 in plains, ga born in plains, ga, president carter stayed in the town following his presidency photo by matt mcclainthe washington post via getty images
The Washington Post

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity site, 2017

edmonton, alberta, canada 20170710 l r former us president jimmy carter and his wife rosalynn carter take a break at the jimmy and rosalynn carter work project for habitat for humanity edmonton photo by ron palmersopa imageslightrocket via getty images
SOPA Images

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

53rd annual ascap country music awards inside
John Shearer - Getty Images

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter, 1978

jimmy carter and rosalynn carter in formal attire ca 17 april 1978 photo by hum imagesuniversal images group via getty images
HUM Images

Rosalynn Carter and Nancy Reagan, 1986

atlanta october 1 president ronald reagan and first lady nancy reagan join former president jimmy carter and former first lady rosalynn carter at the carter center presidential center dedication in atlanta georgia october 1, 1986 photo by rick diamondgetty images
Rick Diamond

Rosalynn Carter and Barbara Walters, 1976

washington, dc l r first lady rosalyn carter being interviewed by barbara walters for abc news photo by richard howard disney general entertainment content via getty images
Walt Disney Television Photo Archives

Rosalynn Carter, 1970s

unspecified circa 1970s first lady rosalynn carter circa the 1970s photo by images pressimagesgetty images
Images Press

Rosalynn Carter, 1970

circa 1970 rosalynn smith carter, wife of american president jimmy carter she grew up alongside the future president in plains, georgia and assisted him in running his family peanut farm photo by mpigetty images

Rosalynn Carter, 1984

plains, ga june 2 former first lady rosalynn carter sits in a rocking chair that her husband, former president jimmy carter, had built in his home work shop mrs carter is posing for a portrait in her back yard to promote her new autobiographical book, first lady from plains, on april 3, 1984 at the carter home in plains, ga photo by john mcdonnellthe washington post via getty images
The Washington Post

Rosalynn Carter Driving a Golf Cart

rosalynn carter
United Archives

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

jimmy carter wife rosalynn carter
Universal History Archive

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and Their Family

jimmy carter wife rosalynn carter family

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and Their Family

jimmy carter family

Rosalynn and Daughter Amy, 1976

rosalynn carter, wife of democratic presidential candidate jimmy carter, combs her daughter amys hair at home in georgia after the 1976 democratic national convention in the background, reporters talk with vice presidential candidate walter mondale and his wife, joan right photo by owen frankencorbis via getty images
Owen Franken - Corbis

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Jimmy Carter and His Wife Rosalynn

Jimmy and Rosalynn Running Together

jimmy and rosalynn carter running
Historical - Getty Images

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Relaxing on a Boat

jimmy and rosalynn carter relax on boat
Bettmann - Getty Images

Jimmy and Rosalynn Dancing

jimmy and rosalynn carter dancing
Bettmann - Getty Images

The Carter Family, 1950s

original caption jimmy carter and rosalynn with three children, chip, jack and jeff undated photo, ca 1950s

You Might Also Like