Leonor Oyarzún

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Leonor Oyarzún
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First Lady of Chile
In office
11 March 1990 – 11 March 1994
President Patricio Aylwin
Preceded by Lucía Hiriart
Succeeded by Marta Larraechea
Personal details
Born Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic
(1919-03-10) 10 March 1919 (age 97)
Temuco, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Christian Democratic Party
Spouse(s)
Patricio Aylwin (m. 1948–his death 2016)
Children
  • Isabel
  • Miguel
  • José Antonio
  • Juan Francisco
  • Mariana
Religion Roman Catholicism

Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic (born 10 March 1919) is a former First Lady of Chile and the widow of former President Patricio Aylwin.

She was born in 1919 in Temuco, the daughter of Manuel Oyarzún Lorca and Ana Ivanovic Roccatagliata. She married Aylwin in 1948 and they have five children: Isabel, Miguel, José Antonio, Juan Francisco and Mariana, who was the Education Minister of Ricardo Lagos' government, and 14 grandchildren (among them, telenovela actress Paz Bascuñán).[1]

As the First Lady, in 1990 Oyarzún transformed the Fundación Nacional de Ayuda a la Comunidad (FUNACO) into Integra, an institution which helps children in extreme poverty. The next year inaugurated the Programa de Promoción de la Mujer (PRODEMU).[2] Her sister Mercedes was married with the politician Hugo Trivelli, both parents of Marcelo Trivelli.[3]

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