Oswego, NY — The Reagan’s journey from Hollywood to the White House has come to a close.
Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan passed away Sunday morning at 94-years-old. According to her spokeswoman, Joanne Drake, Reagan died of congestive heart failure in her Los Angeles home.
Former President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan met in Hollywood and were married March 4, 1952. During her years in the White House Reagan was the anti-drug campaign’s “Just say no” spokeswoman. Reagan was a fierce protector of her husband both during his presidency and after. During the attempted assassination of President Reagan, Nancy Reagan never left her husband’s side and took care of him during his battle with Alzheimer’s.
Former first lady, Nancy Reagan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and had a mastectomy. When asked in 2001 by CNN’s Larry King if she thought that fate had treated her badly, she said “No, no. When you balance it all out, I’ve had a pretty fabulous life.”
Reagan will be buried next to her husband at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. According to a statement, in lieu of flowers, the former first lady requested for contributions to be made to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation.
Written By: Kirby Socker