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

Obama attends memorial service for grandmother

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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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