Former First Lady Nancy Reagan passed away Sunday morning at age 94 of congestive heart failure. Wife of former President Ronald Reagan, she lived twelve years after he died in 2004.
In all the tributes that are beginning to show up in the media, the best I’ve read so far is from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (George W. Bush administration) who wrote:
Nancy Reagan was a remarkable woman of strength and character. Her love for her dear Ronnie was inspiring and beautiful. And her devotion to America was unfailing.
I am so grateful for the privilege of having known both her resolve and her gentleness. She was a dear friend. I will miss her but never forget all that she meant to me. Her spirit will live on in all who learned from her and loved her. And she will forever be in the consciousness of the country she served and loved.
Rest well Nancy.
More information is available in the statement released from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation.
Photo from the Library