RIP Dame Thea Muldoon

Stuff reports:

Dame Thea Muldoon, wife of the late Prime Minister Sir Robert Muldoon, has died.

Dame Thea passed away peacefully yesterday, aged 87.

She was the wife of New Zealand’s 31st prime minister, who was in power from 1975 to 1984 as leader of the governing National Party.

The often-polarising Sir Rob died in 1992, aged 70.

Dame Thea, born Thea Dale Flyger, married Muldoon in 1951 and they had three children.

The Muldoons’ eldest child Barbara Williams died following a battle with motor neuron disease.

A service for Dame Thea will be held at the All Saints Chapel in the Auckland suburb of Meadowbank on Tuesday.

I don’t know a person alive who ever had a bad word to say about Dame Thea. She remained active in public life and charitable causes many years after her husband died.

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