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Madelyn Dunham

Born: 1922-10-26 - Died: 2008-11-03
Cause of Death:
Cancer


Death Summary: Madelyn Dunham passed away after a battle with cancer. CNN reports:

Dunham passed away peacefully at her home shortly before midnight Sunday night (5 a.m. ET), campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told CNN. She said Obama learned of her death around 8 a.m.

Who was Madelyn Dunham : Dunham was the maternal grandmother of Barack Obama, the 2008 Democratic Presidential nominee.

Dunham raised Barack from age 10, after he lived for four years in Jakarta, Indonesia with his mother and stepfather.

As a child, Barack referred to his grandmother has “Toot” which is short for “tutu” the Hawaiian word for grandmother.

Barack gave a lot of credit to his grandmother, he described her as follows, “She has really been the rock of the family, the foundation of the family. Whatever strength, discipline - that - that I have - it comes from her.”
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3 Signatures in Madelyn Dunham's guestbook

  1. Felicia Brantley Says:

    You will be truly missed. I know that You are proud of your Grandson winning the President Election. May You Rest In Peace

  2. Allen Says:

    google google

  3. grim Says:

    thats funny how you lame ass borderline americans show love to some one you dont know. but if the same old white lady ran told a black crack head witch this country is full of , to get off her porch she would be a racisit.


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