Betty Ford Laid To Rest Next To Husband

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Former first lady Betty Ford was buried Thursday beside her husband at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, and after a private ceremony where she was remembered for her public battles with breast cancer and alcoholism.

The burial on the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids followed a funeral service at a church in her Michigan hometown.

“When Americans remember Betty Ford, many will always think first about how she dealt with illness and how she brought things into the open where they can be faced and fought and conquered,” Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said in her eulogy.