Estrella Zeledón Lizano

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Estrella Zeledón Lizanolp
First Lady of Costa Rica
In role
May 8, 1978 – May 8, 1982
PresidentRodrigo Carazo Odio
Preceded byMarjorie Elliott Sypher
Succeeded byDoris Yankelewitz Berger
Personal details
Born(1929-04-21)April 21, 1929
San José, Costa Rica
DiedApril 10, 2019(2019-04-10) (aged 89)
San José, Costa Rica
Spouse(s)Rodrigo Carazo Odio (m. 1947–2009; his death)
Children5, including Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón

Estrella Zeledón Lizano (April 21, 1929 – April 10, 2019)[1] was a Costa Rican public figure who served as the First Lady of Costa Rica from 1978 to 1982 during the presidency of her husband, Rodrigo Carazo Odio. She also served on the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from 1981 until 1985.

Biography[edit]

Zeledón, the daughter of Jorge Zeledón Venegas and María Lizano Matamoros, was born in San José, Costa Rica, on April 21, 1929. She was the granddaughter of Saturnino Lizano Gutiérrez, who was briefly President of Costa Rica in 1882.[2] She attended the Colegio Nuestra Señora de Sion in San José.

Zeledón married Rodrigo Carazo Odio at a ceremony in San José on April 16, 1947. The couple had five children: Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón, Mario Ernesto, Álvaro, Rolando Martin, and Jorge Manuel. Rolando died in a car accident in 1979 at the age of 26.[3] Former President Rodrigo Carazo died in December 2009.[3]

Estrella Zeledón Lizano died on April 10, 2019, 11 days before her 90th birthday. She was survived by four of her five children.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deportiva, Eduardo Vega Periodista Bachiller en Análisis de Sistemas de Información Egresado del posgrado en Comunicación de la UCR Miembro activo de la Federación de Periodistas Deportivos de América y miembro activo de la Asociación Internacional de Prensa. "Falleció doña Estrella Zeledón de Carazo, primera dama de Costa Rica entre 1978 y 1982". La Teja, Grupo Nación. Retrieved Apr 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Saenz Carbonell, Jorge Francisco. "El Cancillar Zeledón". Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica. Archived from the original on 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  3. ^ a b Loaiza, Vanessa (2009-12-09). "Falla en tres órganos causó muerte a expresidente Carazo". La Nación (San José). Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  4. ^ Jurídicos, Carlos Arguedas C. Periodista en la sección de Sucesos Trabaja en La Nación desde el 2000 siempre en la cobertura de asuntos de Sucesos y. "Estrella Zeledón de Carazo, carismática ex primera dama, muere a los 89 años". La Nación, Grupo Nación. Retrieved Apr 12, 2019.