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July 8, 2011
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1949 file picture, Rep. Gerald R. Ford, Jr. of the Fifth Michigan District, and his wife Betty Ford stand on the inaugural stands in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, July 8, 2011, a family friend said that Betty Ford had died at the age of 93.

Eddie Adams photo

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1977 file picture, President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford pause for a moment as they continue packing at the White House in Washington. On Friday, July 8, 2011, a family friend said that Betty Ford had died at the age of 93.

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FILE - This Aug. 11, 1975 photo released by CBS-TV shows first lady Betty Ford as she appeared on “60 Minutes.” Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday, July 8, 2011. She was 93.

Dave Pickoff photo

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1978 file picture, former first lady Betty Ford holds her newly-released book, “The Times of My Life,” in New York. Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday, July 8, 2011. She was 93.

Luc Novovitch photo

FILE - This June 1994 file picture shows former first lady Betty Ford during an interview in New York. On Friday, July 8, 2011, a family friend said that Ford had died at the age of 93.

Doug Mills photo

FILE - In this Aug. 30,1994 file picture, former first lady Betty Ford talks with reporters at the Old Executive Building in Washington D.C. On Friday, July 8, 2011, a family friend said that Ford had died at the age of 93.

Gerald Herbert photo

FILE - In this Sunday, April 23, 2006 file picture, former President Gerald Ford and former first lady Betty Ford smile from the front of their home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. as President Bush, not pictured, leaves after a visit. On Friday, July 8, 2011, a family friend said that Betty Ford had died at the age of 93.

Nick Wass photo

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 file picture, Betty Ford reaches out to touch the casket of her husband former President Gerald Ford in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Behind her is her son Steve Ford. Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday, July 8, 2011. She was 93.