Is John McCain’s Mother, Roberta, Alive? How Old Is She?

Getty John McCain's mother Roberta McCain is still alive.

John McCain’s mother, Roberta McCain, is still alive. Amazingly, McCain’s mom is 106-years-old.

Roberta McCain’s advanced age has brought some sadness: She has now outlived her son, who died on August 25, 2018 of brain cancer at the age of 81. “Roberta was his biggest supporter and the leader of his fan club. She was incredibly proud of him,” a source told People Magazine after John McCain’s death. “His mommy loved him. He knew that.”

Here’s what you need to know:

McCain’s Mom Was Aware That He Was Losing His Battle With Brain Cancer

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GettyAlthough she was in her 90s at the time, Roberta was a constant presence on the 2008 campaign trail when John McCain was the Republican nominee.

Despite her advanced age, McCain’s mom was aware what was happening to her son.

John McCain’s mom was aware that he was losing his battle with brain cancer. “Roberta is 106, but she’s spunky,” a family friend told People Magazine shortly before John McCain died. “She knows he is ill.”

McCain’s parents married more than 84 years ago. They were married until Admiral McCain’s death in 1981 at age 70. In addition to the Senator, they had two other children, Jean Alexandra McCain, who was married to the late Navy Rear Admiral Henry S. Morgan Jr.; and actor Joseph P. McCain II.

The office of Arizona Senator John McCain announced on July 19, 2017 that the then-80-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he went in for surgery for a blood clot.

Roberta McCain Turned 106 Years Old in February 2018

Roberta McCain was born Roberta Wright on February 7, 1912 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Her parents were Archibald Wright (1875-1971) and Myrtle Fletcher (1885-1972).

When Roberta celebrated her 105th birthday, McCain marked the occasion by sharing a video, seen above. “Happy 105th birthday to my wonderful mother Roberta – we love you mom,” McCain wrote.

Roberta’s granddaughter Meghan added, “Happy 105th Birthday to my incredible Nana (Roberta) McCain! You are an inspiration to me and so many others every day.”

McCain’s wife Cindy also marked the birthday milestone with a photo on Instagram.

Roberta also had a twin sister, Rowena Wright Willis. According to her obituary, Rowena died on August 6, 2011 at age 99. “She was remembered by all that met her. She kept her remarkable beauty throughout her life. All that knew her will miss her,” her obituary read.

Although their lives went in two very different directions, Rowena and Roberta remained close. In 2007, when they were 95, The New York Times featured their travels.

Roberta Was 20 When She & Admiral McCain Eloped to Tijuana

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GettyJohn McCain’s daughter Meghan with Roberta at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

When Roberta was 20-years-old and still a junior at the University of Southern California, she married John Sidney McCain Jr., who had graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy less than two years prior. He was the son of Admiral John Sidney McCain, who served during World War II and died in 1945.

Admiral McCain Jr. died in 1981 at age 70 after lengthy service to the country. He was a commander during the Vietnam War, serving as Commander-In-Chief, Pacific Command while his son was a Prisoner of War in Hanoi. Both McCain’s father and grandfather are buried at Arlington National Cemetery and had Navy ships named after them. John McCain, of course, was a POW during the Vietnam war.

Admiral McCain and Roberta eloped to Tijuana, notes the New York Times. The young couple traveled the world during Admiral McCain’s service, which explains why McCain was born in U.S. territory in Panama.

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John McCain’s mother, Roberta McCain, is still alive. Amazingly, McCain’s mom is 106-years-old.,,,,, Jesus is able to give long life to our parents,,God bless our parents,,we will die soon if we don't honour them in their old age,,,

If we don’t honour our parents ,,it is not that we have to give account to God,,,,but we will die ,,face calamity,deadly disesases,, strifes,,we can not live in this world,,,
A my friend was watching me using bad words from me to dad ,,,
So he also used that to me ,,,
But l learnt bad words from my father ,,
a church uncle and my brother ,
But if I had used that words to dad other than his safety ,,,
I am sure my life in this world end soon ,,of disesase or some fatal DEATH,,
And ,,my ministries all humbug,,,or cheating,,,,
And one thing,
Mother ,,
While honouring parents ,,
Mother took ,,more share ,,
As a son I had to respect both,,
Their misunderstanding ,,or ,,other things I didn’t have matured to understand ,,
But God knows ,,
God is the judge,,,
It is very difficult with our mother ,,
Here ,,,they used to tell a story about elephant ,a child and a doll ,,,
Elephant failed to break it ,,
But the child ,,
I can compare my mother to this child,,,
But if I had spoken anything to dad other than to his physical safety ,,, because without my permission he used to to go Town in bus traveling ,,, risky ,,
But I remember when other tried to disrespect dad I got angry ,, uncontrollable ,,
So I hope I got love for dad ,,
But did I honoured ?
It is a question mark ?
God is the judge.
Once dad was given over dose by a psychiatrist doctor ,,
During the time my mom went to nearby City
My dad was not able to stand due to heavy dose ,,
But he wanted to travel to nearby to meet my mom ,,(((
So I pushed or forced him to sleep in the cot ,,
The next day he complained about me to all as I had beaten him ,,
But when his overdose medicine effect got rid off him ,,he asked sorry to me )))))
God bless my dad in heaven.
Later after his overdose medicine effect was gone ,,he felt sad ,,
He asked sorry to me ,,for giving wrong informations to others ,,,or complained about me ,,
God bless my dad ,,,
He never listened to me ,,
Actually I was like dad to Him,, many times ,,except in knowledge and God fearing ,,,
My dad was like a friend of mine,,,
My dad asked sorry to me several times,,,
I am not God ,,
I can not save a person ,, from death bed ,,
It is God who is authority for a man’s life and death ,,
But it is very difficult with people like my mother ,,,
Death is confirmed for a person who doesn’t honour his parents.,,,or look after their safety.
God is the judge.
JESUS once got angry uncontrollable with his mother ,,
But on the cross ,,???
You can see his love,,,
Did Jesus respect his mother or looked after her safety after his DEATH on Calvary ????
But for us both are important
God bless you.
Children should take care of old people ..
Now I long my father ,,wish ,,lived long ,,
But ,,
I thank God for ,,john McCain’s mother, Roberta McCain, is still alive. Amazingly, McCain’s mom is 106-years-old.
God bless her.
God bless mc Cain