Rosalynn Carter Buried In View Of Front Porch Of Beloved Georgia Home

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President Jimmy Carter plans to be buried beside her.

<p>The Washington Post/Getty Images</p>

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was laid to rest following three days of tributes yesterday.

After an intimate private funeral at Maranatha Baptist Church, Rosalynn was buried on the Carter family grounds in Plains, Georgia, Wednesday. The 11-acre property is home to the one-story ranch house that she and husband President Jimmy Carter built in 1961. They lived there for the majority of their 77 years together.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Rosalynn was buried by a willow tree near the edge of a pond where she and her husband were known to practice fly-fishing.

Her grave is reportedly within view of the front porch of the humble home where she died earlier this month and Jimmy still lives. The 39th president will be buried beside his beloved wife when he dies.

"He never wants to be very far from her," Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander told Fox 5 Atlanta.

<p>Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)</p>

Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Rosalynn and Jimmy, who first met as youngsters in Plains, were married on July 7, 1946. The former first lady was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year. Jimmy, who celebrated his 99th birthday last month, has been in hospice care since February.

"Plains is special to us. I could be buried in Arlington Cemetery or wherever I want, but my wife was born here, and I was born here,” Jimmy said in a 2006 interview with C-SPAN2. "Plains is where our hearts have always been.”

Rest in peace, Mrs. Carter.

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