“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wonderful mother-in-law Roberta McCain,” tweeted Cindy McCain. “I couldn’t have asked for a better role model or friend. She joins her husband Jack, son John, and daughter Sandy.”
Roberta McCain attended her son’s funeral services in Washington after the Arizona Republican died of brain cancer in 2018 at the age of 81.
The McCain matriarch was often represented in the campaign when her son was running for the 2008 presidency. Roberta McCain, a spirited woman, traveled regularly, including a trip to Europe in the 1990s.
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