Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton's Mother, Dies at 92
Hillary Clinton's Mother Dies
Dorothy Howell Rodham, mother of US Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, has died at age 92 shortly after midnight on November 1, 2011.
Dorothy Rodham, who had lived with the Clintons since 2006, had become ill, causing Hillary Clinton to cancel a trip to London. On October 31. The nature of Rodham's illness has not yet been disclosed.
A statement from the Clinton family reads, "Her story was a quintessentially American one, largely because she wrote it herself. She overcame abandonment and hardship as a young girl to become the remarkable woman she was — a warm, generous and strong woman; an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother,” the statement said. “Her family is and will be forever grateful for the gift of Dorothy’s life and for the memories they will treasure forever.”