Marian McQuade

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: founder of National Grandparents Day who persuaded governors, Congress, and then-President Jimmy Carter to set aside a special day to honor grandparents when she launched her campaign to honor grandparents in 1970 as a mother of 15, grandmother of 43, and great-grandmother to 15 before Carter signed legislation in 1978 proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as Grandparents Day.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: January 18, 1917

 

Died: September 26, 2008

 

Location: Oak Hill, West Virginia