Joyce Pierson is the wife of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Mr. Rumsfeld passed away on June 30 at the age of 88.
Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford – and again from 2001 to 2006 under George W Bush.
Her age is unclear.
Donald Rumsfeld And Joyce Pierson Married
In December 1954, Rumsfeld married Joyce H Pierson.
Rumsfeld and Pierson met while attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.
The couple has three children together, Valerie, Donald, and Marcy.
They also have six grandchildren and one great grand-child.
Rumsfeld and Pierson live in St. Michaels, Maryland.
Donald Rumsfeld Cause of Death
On June 30, his family announced the former politician’s death in a statement.
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
“History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service, but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love for his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country,” the statement read.
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The statement confirmed that he passed away “surrounded by family” in Taos, New Mexico.
The family did not reveal Rumsfeld’s cause of death.
Lawmakers Statement About Donald Rumsfeld’s Death
Congressman Mike Waltz’s (R-Florida) press account tweeted, “America will never forget its Secretary of Defense who ran to the burning Pentagon on September 11th to help others in need.
“Donald Rumsfeld was a patriot who served his country in uniform, in the halls of Congress, as U.S. Ambassador to NATO, White House Chief of Staff, and as Secretary of Defense under two administrations.”
The account added: “I take great pride in having worked as a policy advisor for Afghanistan in the Pentagon under his leadership.
“He was dedicated to ensuring our military was ready in times of peace and keeping our country safe in times of war. Rest in Peace.”