Betty Ford passed away on Friday.  She was 93.  Funeral plans are now set.


  • Memorial services will begin in Palm Desert, California.


  • 5:00pm - The family will arrive at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
  • 6:00pm - Family and casket arrive at museum followed by a prayer service and remarks from Governor Rick Snyder.
  • 7:00pm - Casket will lie in repose for public viewing into the night.


  • 1:00pm - The Ford family and casket will travel via motorcade from the museum to Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Funeral service.  Lynn Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will each give a eulogy.
  • 5:00pm - At the conclusion of the funeral service the casket and family will return to the museum for a private burial service.

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