December 24th, 2008
09:51 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama attends memorial service for grandmother

Secret Service agents wait outside the church where Dunham’s memorial was held Tuesday.
Secret Service agents wait outside the church where Dunham’s memorial was held Tuesday.

(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama, along with family and friends, celebrated the life of his maternal grandmother Tuesday.

The private memorial for Madelyn Dunham was held at a Honolulu church. Following the service, Dunham’s ashes were scattered by family and friends at a nearby ocean overlook.

Obama paid tribute to his grandmother at the Democratic convention this summer, telling supporters Dunham had “poured everything she had into me."

A public memorial service was held for Dunham in November, shortly after her death, but the president-elect was unable to attend.


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