Robert Muldoon and Lady Thea in 1972. Photo / NZ Herald archive
Robert Muldoon and Lady Thea in 1972. Photo / NZ Herald archive

Dame Thea Muldoon dies, aged 87

THE wife of former New Zealand Prime Minster Sir Robert Muldoon has died.

Dame Thea Muldoon passed away peacefully yesterday, aged 87.

The couple married in 1951 after meeting through the Junior Nationals. They had three children.

Dame Thea is also survived by four grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Born Thea Dale Flyger, Lady Muldoon was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1993 New Year Honours, and awarded the Queen's Service Order in the 1986 New Year Honours.

Former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon with Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (centre) and Dame Thea Muldoon in 1983. Photo / NZ Herald archives
Former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon with Miss Universe Lorraine Downes (centre) and Dame Thea Muldoon in 1983. Photo / NZ Herald archives

A service to celebrate her life will be held at the All Saint's Chapel, in Meadowbank, on Tuesday March 3 at 1.30pm.

In lieu of flowers, her family have requested donations to St Andrews Village Trust.

- NZME.


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