Joyce Pierson (Donald Rumsfeld Wife) Bio, Wiki, Age, Children, Donald Rumsfeld Death Cause

Who is Donald Rumsfeld’s Wife Joyce Pierson?

Joyce Pierson is the wife of Donald Rumsfeld.

Donald H. Rumsfeld, the secretary of defense for Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George W. Bush, died on Tuesday at his home in Taos, New Mexico, after overseeing America’s Cold War strategy in the 1970s and, decades later, the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq in the new world of terrorism. According to the Rumsfeld Foundation‘s website, Joyce Pierson Rumsfeld was born on September 18, 1932, in Billings, Montana.

According to her biography on the charitable foundation’s website, she and her family lived in Fargo, North Dakota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin during her childhood before settling in Chicago. She attended New Trier High School in Chicago, where she met Donald Rumsfeld. During her husband’s time as a Pentagon official in the Bush White House, Joyce Rumsfeld was frequently spotted by his side.

According to the Rumsfeld Foundation‘s website, she also worked alongside him at the Rumsfeld Foundation, where she was recognized for her dedication to assisting the families of US military soldiers and veterans.


Donald Rumsfeld was 88 years old and his wife Joyce Pierson’s age is also 88 years.


The couple have 3 childre named Marcy K. Rumsfeld Walczak, Donald Nicholas Rumsfeld, Valerie J. Rumsfeld Richard.

Joyce Pierson And Donald Rumsfeld

When did Donald Rumsfeld get married? On December 27, 1954, Rumsfeld married Joyce P. Pierson.

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Donald Rumsfeld and his wife Joyce (Credit: Getty)

While attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, Rumsfeld and Pierson met. Valerie, Donald, and Marcy are the couple’s three children. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild between them. According to her Rumsfeld Foundation bio, Joyce Rumsfeld studied art history at the University of Colorado and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1954.

Rumsfeld and his future wife maintained in touch when she was studying at Boulder, according to the book “By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes and Ultimate Failure of Donald Rumsfeld,” although they rarely saw each other. According to the book, she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Colorado.

Donald Rumsfeld said to CBS News in 2011, “I just simply didn’t want to get married. But I didn’t want her to marry someone else! It was one of those things. And so I caved in and asked her to marry me. And fortunately she yes. And that was, I think, 56 years ago.”

Donald Rumsfeld Death Cause

On June 30th, 2021, at the age of 88, he died quietly in the companionship of his family. Multiple myeloma was the reason, according to Keith Urbahn, a family spokesman.

In a statement released on Wednesday, his family confirmed his death.

Rumsfeld’s family said in a statement, “History may remember him for his extraordinary accomplishments over six decades of public service,”

“but for those who knew him best and whose lives were forever changed as a result, we will remember his unwavering love or his wife Joyce, his family and friends, and the integrity he brought to a life dedicated to country.”

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