Arts patron and Kennedy confidante Rachel “Bunny” Mellon died Monday. She was 103.

The heiress to the Listerine fortune left her mark on Washington as the designer of the current White House Rose Garden, a patron of the National Gallery of Art, and perhaps most notably, for her close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

At 101, the intensely private socialite was thrust into the spotlight after former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards was accused of using her campaign contributions to cover up his extramarital affair.

Our colleague, Adrian Higgins, has her story.

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