Former first lady Betty Ford dies at the age of 93
President Gerald Ford and his wife, first lady Betty Ford, wave to delegates at the 1976 Republican National Convention.
July 8th, 2011
08:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Former first lady Betty Ford dies at the age of 93

(CNN) - Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Ford died Friday evening with family at her bedside, according to a family member.

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  1. Peter s

    R.I.P Betty Ford! It's Almighty who gives and taketh!! May you find peace with the lord.

    July 8, 2011 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. Albo58

    Classy lady...RIP.

    July 8, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Rest in peace, Mrs. Ford, and my condolences to your family. What a long, productive, positive life.

    July 8, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  4. s kel

    God bless Ms Ford

    July 8, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  5. yikes!

    What an incredible positive force in this world! So many will miss you!

    July 8, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  6. Squigman

    A great lady. What a sad day.

    July 9, 2011 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    I love all First Ladies – No matter whether or not I agreed with their husband's policies!! R.I.P Mrs. Ford!!

    July 9, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  8. Patrick from Minnesota

    May she rest in peace

    July 9, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |