Ethie Weaver Radanovich, the wife of Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, passed away Thursday night following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
A former California political consultant, the 50-year-old congressional spouse was undergoing hospice care in the family’s Northern Virginia home when she died. Her husband was present.
"Ethie was the love of my life," George Radanovich said in a statement. "Her smile would light up a room and her boundless energy brought joy and beauty to everyone she met. Ethie truly lived life to the fullest — always thinking of King (their 11-year-old son) and me and those she loved.
"Last night surrounded by our family and friends she passed peacefully to be with God. Her tenacity and perseverance throughout her battle with cancer was evidence of her love of life and a commitment to the ideals she believed in. King and I so appreciate all the kind words and prayers from everyone — they kept our spirits buoyed throughout. he was a most wonderful wife and mom — we’ll miss her every day.”
Memorial services will be held in Mariposa, California and Alexandria, Va.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mariposa Bears Football League, c/o Dave McNally, P.O. Box 2098, Mariposa, CA 95338 or to Mariposa Parks & Recreation Department for the Mariposa Little League, c/o Shannon Hansen, P.O. Box 732, Mariposa, CA 95338.