From all accounts she was a strong woman and a powerful advocate for her husband when he ran for political office. There was a time when I thought that she would be in the White House. I voted for her husband whenever he was on the ballot. He wasn't on the ballot when the 2008 Democratic Primary was held in my state.
She was a strong advocate for health care reform. And she battled cancer for a number of years. The shame of it all was that her personal triumphs were overshadowed in the end by the gigantic ego and irresponsible behavior of her husband. Anyhow, I join with other villagers in saying 'Rest in Peace' to Elizabeth Edwards.