They later divorced and she cared for her son while juggling the full college course load. She went to perform doctoral fieldwork in Indonesia, and became an activist and social scientist. She died of cancer on November 7, 1995 in the age of 52. Madelyn was the first female vice president of an area bank, and Stanley was an army veteran and furniture salesman.
Stanley Ann Dunham was named after her dad who’d always desired a son. Despite being teased about her name, Stanley Ann was a resistant and liberal minded daughter. After high school, Stanley Dunham moved the family to Honolulu despite his daughter’s early approval to the University of Chicago. After registering in the University of Hawaii, Stanley Ann started going only by “Ann.”