Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died earlier this month and a condolence book is open at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.
According to a statement released by the William J. Clinton Foundation, "Dorothy Howell Rodham was born in Chicago on June 4, 1919 and died shortly after midnight on November 1, 2011 in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her family."
Mrs. Rodham's family includes daughter and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, son-in-law and former President of the United States Bill Clinton, as well as sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.
On the morning of Nov. 1, 5News reported that "The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock has opened a condolence book for Dorothy Rodham."
Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. Little Rock, Ark.
On a recent visit to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, where the condolence book is located, I had the opportunity to add my signature alongside those of hundreds of others who respected Dorothy Rodham and mourn her passing.
Along with the condolence book and a card on the table that read, "In loving memory of Dorothy Rodham. June 4, 1919 - November 1, 2011," were two photographs. The photograph on the left was taken by Barbara Kinney at Chelsea Clinton's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky and is of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dorothy Rodham, and bride Chelsea. The picture on the right, according to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library Facebook page, is "Hillary and her mother Dorothy Rodham on the Rosie O'Donnell show in New York, December 16, 1999."
Condolence book for Dorothy Rodham. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. Little Rock, Ark. 11-6-11
As Max Brantley wrote in the Arkansas Times, "She's well-remembered in Little Rock as a friendly Hillcrest neighbor, a proud mother and warm grandmother. She'd been living at the Clinton home in Washington since leaving Little Rock."
For more information about the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, including information concerning how long the Dorothy Rodham condolence book will be open, please call 1-501-374-4242 or visit this website.