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November 3, 2008

Obama’s 86 year old grandmother dies!

Filed under: News — noirwomannews @ 11:16 pm
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U S presidential candidate Barack Obama’s grandmother Madelyn Dunham 86 has died according to news reports. The candidate left his campaign trail early last month to visit his ill grandmother in Hawaii, he had missed the opportunity to be there for his mother, and vowed he would be there for his grandmother. He did just that, and was able to spend a few days with Dunham.

 

Obama spoke of his grandmother during his entire campaign, and specifically during several of his campaign speeches. He spoke of her strength and how she helped to mold him as a young man. Dunham had cancer and was reportedly not doing well when the candidate made the decision to leave his campaign trail last month.

 

Announcing her death today Obama said “she was the corner stone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment strength and humility.” The senator went on to add “she was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances.”

 

The family thanked those offering condolences and asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to any cancer prevention organization of choice. Dunham was a private woman according to family and they will honor her wishes with a private service at a later date according to a released statement.

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Condolences go to Obama for the loss of his grandmother. My prayers go out for her and those she leaves behind.

    Comment by Tms — November 4, 2008 @ 7:09 am | Reply


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