Some nice quotes about Barack's mom, who died when she was 53 years old.
She would be proud of Barack Obama now!
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Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng has described their mother as "a great romantic."
"She travelled all over the world and would only see the good in each place that she went," Soetoro-Ng said in 2004, adding that her half-brother's book captured "both her eternal hopefulness...Read Full Story
Maya Soetoro-Ng Wall
Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng (born Aug. 15, 1970 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is the daugther of Ann Dunham Soetoro, and the half sister of Barack Obama. She is a high school history teacher in Hawaii.
Barack Hussein Obama (born Aug. 4, 1961) is the first African American to be elected president of the United States. He was formerly the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois. He is married to Michelle Obama and has two daughters: Malia and Sasha.
Sasha Obama (born 2001) is the youngest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama. She is also the youngest child to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr. Sasha's Secret Service nickname is "Rosebud."
Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham (born October 26, 1922 – November 2, 2008) was Barack Obama's maternal grandmother. She was married to Stanley Dunham and gave birth to Ann Dunham Soetoro. Madelyn and Stanley raised Barack Obama from age 10 in Hawaii, where she died Nov. 2, 2008, just two days before Obama was elected president.
Ann Dunham Soetoro (born Nov. 29, 1942 - Nov. 7, 1995) was born Stanley Ann Dunham and was later known as Ann Obama; S. Ann Dunham Soetoro; and Ann Dunham Sutoro. She was an anthropologist born in Kansas. She married Barack Obama, Sr. in 1961 before giving birth to Barack Obama, Jr. The two soon divorced after Obama Sr. went to study at Harvard. She later married Lolo Soetoro in 1967 and gave birth to Maya Soetoro-Ng.
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (born 1936 - Nov. 24, 1982) was a Kenyan economist who studied at the University of Hawaii and later at Harvard. Obama was briefly married to Ann Dunham Soetoro, who gave birth to the couple's only child together: Barack Obama, Jr.
George Hussein Onyango Obama, (born c. 1982) is the youngest son of Barack Obama, Sr., who died while George was only a few months old. He is the half brother of U.S. president Barack Obama. His mother is a Kenyan named Jael who now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Malik Obama (born c. March 1958) is the eldest son of Barack Obama, Sr. and the half-brother of Barack Obama. Malik was born to Barack Obama, Sr.'s first wife, Kezia. He is a successful businessman who still lives in Kenya though frequently visits the United States. He was Barack Obama's best man at his wedding to Michelle Obama.