Eunice Kennedy Shriver

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: member of one of the most prominent families in American politics and a trailblazer in the effort to improve the lives of people with mental disabilities who was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy and mother-in-law of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who never held elective office but some consider her work on behalf of the mentally retarded, including the founding of the Special Olympics, the most enduring of the Kennedy family's public contributions.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a series of strokes

 

Born: July 10, 1921

 

Died: August 11, 2009

 

Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts