Madelyn Dunham died of cancer Sunday evening November, 2, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the grandmother of Barack Obama and made famous by her role in his life as his white grandmother from Kansas.
She was the last surviving member of his family that was involved with raising him. Her husband, Stanley Dunham, died in 1992. Their daughter, Ann Dunham, who was Obama’s mother, died of ovarian cancer in 1995. Obama’s father, Barrack Hussein Obama Sr, came from Kenya and died in car accident in 1982.
Obama’s surviving family members include his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng (they have the same mother) of Honolulu and his step-relatives through his father in Kenya . He also has two daughters, Sasha and Malia, with his wife Michelle.
Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii.