Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller
Summary: widow of
former U.S. vice president and New York governor Nelson Rockefeller (d.
1978), whom the couple married in 1963 when they were both divorced
from previous spouses and was seen as scandalous at the time because
political pundits blamed the marriage for Nelson Rockefeller's failure
to secure the 1964 Republican presidential nomination and no divorced
candidate had ever won the presidency at that time, who was a
well-known socialite and among the first women to publicly speak out
about her breast cancer diagnosis in the 1970's.
Cause of Death: In her sleep
Born: June 9, 1926
Died: May 19, 2015
Location: Tarrytown, New York