By Karl Gotthardt– Politisite Canadian Politics and Military Affairs Editor
Dorothy Rodham, the mother of Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton passed away early Tuesday at the age of 92. As Dorothy Rodham’s health took a turn for the worst, Hillary was required to cancel some of her international travel plans. Clinton was planning to travel to London and Istanbul late Tuesday, but the trip was cancelled due to her mothers’ illness the State Department said.
Dorothy Rodham died shortly after midnight and was surrounded by her family. Dorothy Clinton was born in Chicago on June 4th, 1914. The family said in a short statement:
“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,” said the statement.
The family plans a private celebration of Dorothy Rodham’s life and have asked that well-wishers send donations, in lieu of flowers, to the George Washington Hospital, the Heifer Project — which seeks to end world hunger — or to charities for neglected and mistreated children.
Politisite sends its condolences and prayers to Hillary Clinton and family in their time of grief.