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Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan

March 06, 2016

Nancy Reagan once wrote that nothing could prepare you for living in the White House. She was right, of course. But we had a head start, because we were fortunate to benefit from her proud example and her warm and generous advice.

Our former First Lady redefined the role in her time here. Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer's and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives.

We offer our sincere condolences to their children Patti, Ron, and Michael and to their grandchildren. And we remain grateful for Nancy Reagan's life, thankful for her guidance, and prayerful that she and her beloved husband are together again.

NOTE: The statement referred to Patti Davis, daughter of former First Lady Reagan. The statement was released by the Office of the Press Secretary as a statement by the President and the First Lady.

Barack Obama, Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/312358

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