Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Past Presidents, First Ladies Gather for Betty Ford Funeral
12 July 2011 VOA News U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush are among those gathering at Tuesday's funeral for former first lady Betty Ford, who died Friday in California at the age of 93.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a former first lady herself, is attending with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Former first ladies Rosalynn Carter and Nancy Reagan also planned to attend.
The service for Ford is being held at a church in Palm Desert, California. Her remains will be flown to Michigan for a public viewing and burial alongside her husband, former President Gerald Ford, who died in 2006.
Ford was an outspoken advocate for women's rights and women's health....
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