Bristol Palin Shares News of Death in the Family

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Bristol Palin, who recently shared the exciting news of the birth of her baby girl, also shared some sad news with her social media followers.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Bristol shared word that her great-grandmother, Lena Andree, had passed away.

"5 generations under my beautiful great grandma Lena, rest in paradise ❤️ we love you GG," she captioned a photo of herself, her great-grandmother, and other family members.

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Bristol Palin's great-grandmother was dad Todd Palin's grandmother. A Yupik Eskimo elder, Lena Andree was 95.

Shortly before the announcement of her great-grandmother's passing, Bristol Palin shared a sweet photo of youngest sibling Trig Palin holding his baby niece Sailor Grace.

"Trig officially loves her 😻#mybrotherhasmorechromosomesthanyou," she captioned the precious post.

Trig Palin was just a baby when mom Sarah Palin was John McCain's VP running mate. He has Down syndrome.

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Bristol Palin and her family have experienced a wealth of highs and lows in recent days. In addition to her great-grandmother's death and the love shared between her little brother and her baby girl, Bristol's brother Track Palin was arrested days ago in Wasilla, Alaska, for domestic violence. Sarah Palin recently endorsed Donald Trump for president.

Hopefully all quiets down in the Palin family so that Todd, Sarah, and Bristol Palin--as well as the rest of their family--can say their goodbyes to the family matriarch.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.