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Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 1984

    President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan visited Hawaii in April 1984.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. » The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced today.

First lady Michelle Obama will be among those attending, the White House said.

Prior to the funeral, Nancy Reagan will lie in repose for public visitation on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the foundation said.

Transportation to the library will be by shuttle from a Bank of America property in Simi Valley. Parking will not be allowed at the library.

Friday’s funeral starts at 11 a.m. and will be closed to the public. Nancy Reagan will be buried next to her husband at the library.

Details on who will attend the funeral were not released.

Nancy Reagan died of congestive heart failure on Sunday at her Los Angeles home. She was 94.

Ronald Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, died on June 5, 2004, at age 93. His remains were flown to Washington, D.C., to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol and then a service at the Washington National Cathedral. His casket was then flown back to California.

Tens of thousands of mourners filed past his coffin in the days before his interment service at the library tucked into hills northwest of Los Angeles. After the service, a tearful Nancy Reagan kissed and stroked her husband’s coffin while clutching an American flag “I love you,” she said quietly.

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