Death of Betty Ford

April 8, 1918 - July 8, 2011
Rancho Mirage, California | Age 93

Former first lady dead at 93
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Betty Ford wanted talk of politics at funeral

LINDA DEUTSCH, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former first lady Betty Ford, always known for her take charge attitude, chose the people who will eulogize her and the subjects they would discuss, focusing on the power of friendship to mend political differences even in these hyper-partisan times.

Ford, who died on Friday at 93, chose former first lady Rosalynn Carter and journalist Cokie Roberts...

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