Betty Ford Funeral to be Held Today

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michelle Obama and three former first ladies are among dignitaries heading to Palm Desert for Betty Ford's funeral.

Details of the Tuesday ceremony were planned by Mrs. Ford who
died at 93 on Friday.

She chose former first lady Rosalynn Carter and journalist Cokie
Roberts to deliver eulogies along with a former director of the
Betty Ford Center.

Also expected are Nancy Reagan and Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton attending with her husband, former President Bill
Clinton. The former first lady of California, Maria Schriver, also
planned to attend.

A second funeral will be held Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich.,
where Gerald Ford is buried at his presidential museum.

Speakers are expected to discuss politics, the White House and
Mrs. Ford's impact on substance and alcohol abuse treatment.

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