As the wife of former presidential candidate and Senator John Edwards ... Elizabeth Edwards' death after a lengthy battle with cancer will leave a lasting memory across the country and in the sunflower state.
Elizabeth Edwards was 61 years old.... a lawyer with an impressive resume...and a devoted mother of four , she was best known as the wife of a famous politician.
When the Kerry -Edwards campaign rolled through Lawrence in 2004...Kansans were thrilled.
Elizabeth Edwards was by her husbands side every step of the way with their children.
Hope is what kept her thriving .....Elizabeth Edwards was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.. saying it was incurable but treatable.
As Elizabeth battled cancer as well as private battles with her husband, she chose to put that painful chapter behind her as she faced her final months.
From strangers to family and friends....they all say the legacy she is leaving behind is an inspiring one showing strength through adversity.
Edwards funeral will be held Saturday in North Carolina.