In June 2004, former President Ronald Reagan passed away at age 93 after decades of poor health brought on by a serious case of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Several days after his death, former First Lady Nancy Reagan led a state funeral for her husband in Washington D.C.
The beloved ex-first lady captivated fans of her husband as she put on a brave face and accompanied his casket as thousands upon thousands of well-wishers came to pay their respects.
The president’s funeral was later held at National Cathedral, where then president George W. Bush delivered glowing remarks.
During his eulogy, Bush touched upon how close Nancy and Ron had been throughout their decades long marriage.
“In a life of good fortune, he valued above all the gracious gift of his wife, Nancy. During his career, Ronald Reagan passed through a thousand crowded places; but there was only one person, he said, who could make him lonely by just leaving the room,” Bush said.
Mrs. Reagan passed away of congestive heart failure at age 94.
According to a family spokesman, Mrs. Reagan will soon be reunited with her husband.
“Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004,”