She brought elegance and grace to the White House. In the process, she became one of the most popular and revered First Ladies in US history. On March 6, Nancy Reagan passed away from natural causes. As news of her passing hit the news wires, an amazing outpouring of sentiment and condolences were sent from a long list of dignitaries who had been honored to know her.
From former US President George W. Bush came this moving message: “Laura and I are saddened by the loss of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan was fiercely loyal to her beloved husband, and that devotion was matched only by her devotion to our country. Her influence on the White House was complete and lasting. During her time as First Lady and since, she raised awareness about drug abuse and breast cancer. When we moved into the White House, we benefited from her work to make those historic rooms beautiful. Laura and I are grateful for the life of Nancy Reagan, and we send our condolences to the entire Reagan family.”
During her time here on earth, she was a truly devoted wife to her husband and former US resident Ronald Reagan. As a first lady, she wasn’t afraid to step in front of the cameras and state her political opinions.
She was also a great advocate for important causes such as the Brady Law (firearms) and the battle against insidious diseases such as alcoholism, breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, which ultimately claimed the life of her best friend and husband Ronald. She stood hard and fast behind that which was important to her.
Regardless of how anyone felt about her husband’s politics and decisions, she will forever be remember for her iconic red dresses and the way she represented everything that is good about America. For now, her storybook life gets a storybook ending as she’s headed home to be with the man she gave her life too.