WASHINGTON - MAY 13: (AFP OUT) Roberta McCain (R), mother of Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L), speaks during a taping for a broadcast on the 'Meet the Press' website at the NBC Studios May 13, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

A Mother's Love: Roberta and John McCain in Photos

From the crib to the campaign trail, a look back at the mother and son's loving relationship.

Roberta McCain, the 106-year-old mother of John McCain, is expected to attend the late senator's memorial services in Washington D.C. this weekend. The military wife and mother of three was a fierce supporter of her son (whom she called "Johnny") throughout his life, especially during his 2008 presidential run, where the 96-year-old became a visible figure on the campaign trail.

Future Sen. John S. McCain III (R-AZ) as baby on grandfather Admiral John S. McCain Sr.'s (1884 - 1945) lap in family portrait (L-R) sister Alexandra, father John S. McCain Jr. (1911- 1981) & mother Roberta, circa 1936. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images FAMILY PORTRAIT Hailing from Muskogee, Oklahoma, Roberta was just a 21-year-old college student living in California when she eloped to Tijuana, Mexico with sailor John S. McCain Jr. in 1933. The two would go on to have three children: Sandy, John, and Joseph. Pictured: John as a baby sits on his grandfather Admiral John S. McCain Sr.'s lap, next to his sister Sandy. His mother Roberta and father John S. McCain Jr. stand behind, 1936. Portrait of members of the McCain family as they attend the christening of USS John S McCain (DDG-56), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after US Navy admiral John McCain Jr, Bath, Maine, September 26, 1992. Pictured are, from left, McCain's son, American politician US Senator John S McCain III, his wife, Roberta McCain (nee Wright), grandson son Jack (born John S McCain IV), granddaughter Meghan, and McCain III's wife, Cindy. (Photo by PH1 Robert Joyal, US Navy/PhotoQuest/Getty Images) PhotoQuest/Getty Images CARRYING ON THE LEGACY The McCain family (from left: John, Roberta, Jack, Meghan, and Cindy) attend the christening of the USS John S. McCain, named after John's father, in Maine, September 1992. Washington, DC - 2008: (L-R) Roberta McCain, Cindy McCain, Senator John McCain on ABC's 'Portrait of a President'. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute /ABC via Getty Images) ABC Photo Archives/ABC SUPPORT SYSTEM John McCain is joined by his mother and wife on ABC's "Portrait Of A President," August 2008. Roberta McCain, mother of Republican presidential candidate John McCain (behind at left) shakes hands as she arrives with McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham (R) at a campaign rally at the airport in Grand Junction, Colorado, on November 04, 2008, the day of the US presidential election. Before traveling to Colorado, McCain voted in his local polling station in Phoenix, Arizona, in the morning. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images HITTING THE TRAIL Roberta McCain shakes hands with supporters while her son and Senator Lindsey Graham follow close behind in Grand Junction, Colorado, 2008. In his 2005 book, "Character Is Destiny," McCain wrote of his mother, “My mother was raised to be a strong, determined woman who thoroughly enjoyed life, and always tried to make the most of her opportunities," he continued, "I am grateful to her for the strengths she taught me by example, even if I have not possessed them as well and as comfortably as she does.” BOSTON - FEBRUARY 04: Republican presidential candidate and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks as his mother Roberta, 95, looks on during a campaign appearance at Faneuil Hall February 4, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. McCain is leading in most polls over rival contender Mitt Romney one day before the biggest 'Super Tuesday' in American history. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Mario Tama/Getty Images PROUD PARENT Roberta looks on proudly at her son during a campaign rally in Boston, February 2008. Arizona Sen. John McCain thanks supporters, including his mother, Roberta McCain, gathered at The Citadel after his South Carolina primary win in Charleston, South Carolina, Saturday, January 19, 2008. (Photo by Erik Campos/The State/MCT via Getty Images) The State/MCT via Getty Images THANKS, MA McCain thanks supporters, including his mother, after his South Carolina primary win in Charleston, January 2008. WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: Senator John McCain, his mother, Roberta McCain and wife Cindy Hensley McCain are photographed for Town & Country Magazine at Roberta McCain's 100th birthday party on February 7, 2012 in Washington, DC. PUBLISHED IMAGE. (Photo by Jonathan Becker/Contour by Getty Images) Jonathan Becker/Contour by Getty Images CELEBRATING A MILESTONE At Roberta's 100th birthday party in Washington, D.C., the McCain family is photographed for Town & Country Magazine, February 2012. Surrounded by his family, Republican presidential candidate John McCain embraces his mother, Roberta, following McCain's speech to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, Thursday, September 4, 2008. (Photo by Chuck Kennedy/MCT/MCT via Getty Images) MCT/MCT via Getty Images UNCONDITIONAL LOVE John McCain embraces his mother at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, September 2008. In his 1999 family memoir, "Faith of My Fathers," the late war hero noted that his mother was, "an extroverted and irrepressible woman," he continued, “She taught me to find so much pleasure in life that misfortune could not rob me of the joy of living."

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