Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson.
Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles. She’s set to be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband. Prior to the funeral, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library, the spokesperson said. Details had not yet been announced Sunday afternoon.
“Nancy is where she has always wanted to be, with her Ronnie…Now she is at peace,” her stepson, Michael, wrote on Twitter.
Nancy Curtis Reagan, to me, was everything Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are not. Beautiful, poised, full of grace and class. It is an obscenity that the two aforementioned would ever be included in the same sentence as Mrs. Reagan, Barbara or Laura Bush. Women who had no political aspirations, content to be a wife, mother, and partner to men destined for greatness. She is now with her beloved Ronnie, where she always knew she would be.
The tributes to her will come pouring in, some heartfelt, some as disingenuous as the people who wished nothing but ill will to the Reagans while they were in DC. We saw the same thing when Justice Scalia passed away suddenly. It is a sad, sad day as the true American icons are leaving us to go to a perfect place. Her Ronnie must have missed her.
I recall how she was criticized for the designer dresses that were made for her. The same people would have complained had she worn sackcloth.
Mrs. Reagan on the 8th anniversary of Reagan’s death in 2012.