Betty Ford dead at 93
July 8th, 2011
08:34 PM ET

Betty Ford dead at 93

Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Ford died Friday evening with family at her bedside, according to a family member.

No other details were immediately available.

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  1. HRH banasy

    @tired:
    So true.

    July 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tired

    If you can't say something nice, don't say anything .

    July 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HRH banasy

    @tired:
    Again, so true.

    July 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Avser Bastian

    DICTATOR OBAMA = STALIN = BUSH or USA = SOVIET UNION....LEARN WHO, HOW, AND WHY RUINED YOU…FROM 911 TO WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEES IN EXILE SEEKING ASYLUM RIGHT NOW http://avsecbostjan.wordpress.com/ or http://avsecbostjan.blogspot.com WHO/WHY//HOW CREATED SCHOOL SHOOTINGS(Arizona incl.) – HAARP AUSTRALIAN FLOODS(Incl. deliberately busted oil pipe in gulf of Mexico) – LEARN ABOUT REAL HUMAN FLASH EATING MACHINE – WIKILEAKS is CIA – BREAST FEEDING INSANITY PROTESTS – FACEBOOK or CIABOOTH !!? - ESKIMO SARAH PALIN'S "BRIDGE TO NOWHERE" – NWO MULTICULTURALISM SWINE/PIG FLUE SYNDROME – NEWS/MEDIA OR SIMPLY BIG FAT VACUUM WORLD OF LIES !!?? – THE REAL DON'T ASK DON'T TELL, BUT DIE !!! – OBAMINATOR'S FREE HEALTH CARE PLANE or GENOCIDE BASED ON FORGIVE AND FORGET – UN-chef Ban Ki-moon or CHINESE BAN KEY MONKEY(who is he in reality) !!? – NEW WORLD ORDER POLITICAL PARTIES(not there for you, but instead to seal your faith for their own parliament pay$$ scale !!!) EURO DIC TRAITORS vs DICTATORS or what is worse !!? LEARN WHAT DO LIBYA AND EUROPE OR USA HAVE IN-COMMON !! AND FINALLY.....COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE TODAY IN 2011 !!! "SLOVENIA" TODAY, WHERE COMMUNIST GENOCIDE GOES ON 24/7 FOR CREATION OF GREATER BYZANTINE SERBIA UNDER RUSSIAN FLAG http://sloveniatoday.blogspot.com "SLOVENIA" WHERE GERMANS(also Croatians in Croatia) ARE GETTING WIPED OUT 66 YEARS AFTER WWII OR 20 YEARS SINCE THEIR "INDEPENDENCE"(independence on paper only). Is Merkel truly great diplomat or is simply trading our lives behind our backs with worst enemies(LIBERALISM = RETARDISM = COMMUNISM = IDIOTISM = CRIME = ZIONISM) !!?

    July 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zyxx

      HEY!!! I ALSO LIKE TO USE CAPS LOCK AND EXCESSIVE USE OF EXCLAMATION MARKS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS TOO!!! WE SHOULD GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER!!!

      July 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Avser Bastian

    COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE TODAY(2011) !!! http://sloveniatoday.blogspot.com or http://easterneuropetoday.wordpress.com/ OR COMMUNIST GENOCIDE IN "SLOVENIA" WHERE GERMANS(also Croatians in Croatia) ARE GETTING WIPED OUT TODAY IN 2011 UNDER RUSSIAN FLAG AND GREATER BYZANTINE SERBIAN(new Yugoslavia) AGENDA 66 YEARS AFTER WWII OR 20 YEARS SINCE THEIR "INDEPENDENCE"(independence on paper only) JUST AS PREVIOUSLY IN VOJVODINA. Is Merkel truly great diplomat or is simply trading our lives behind our backs with worst enemies(LIBERALISM = RETARDISM = COMMUNISM = IDIOTISM = ZIONISM = CRIME) !!? Visit also DICTATOR OBAMA = STALIN = BUSH or USA = SOVIET UNION http://avsecbostjan.blogspot.com/ or http://avsecbostjan.wordpress.com/ ...TO LEARN WHO, HOW, AND WHY RUINED YOU…FROM 911 TO WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEES IN EXILE SEEKING ASYLUM RIGHT NOW !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who want to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!!

    July 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ann Harris

    A great lady who deserved more media attention than she got a stupid woman who did nothing but get away with murder gets non stop coverage and this great lady gets a scroll at the bottom of the screen but we know what a great lady she was may God be with her family

    July 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Name*Ellen Campbell

    Mrs. Ford was incredible human being. She was loving, caring and selfless. After years of trying to control my husband alcoholism, My poor choices land me in the Betty Ford Clinic. Helpless, hopeless and no desire to live. Actually no right to live and undeserving of my 5 children. Has sanford haven't my husband and I met Betty FordFord on a family afternoon. Oh I have met her previously but that's another story. Missus ford took her personal time to visit with me and my husband, Having knowledge of who we were in our community and how difficult it would be for me to return. She shared stories of her escapades in the white house. We never laughed so hard. My husband entered into the family week at the betty ford clinic as a member of al-anon and left as a member of alcoholics anonymous. We are both 18 years sober today. In the past 18 years rehab place counts for men and women in residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. We have taken in 37 foster children, All children of alcholics for addicts. We have 8 children of our own. Our 37 foster child is about to become child number 9. God bless you Mrs. Ford for all you gave and for all you didn't even know you did. Thank you for giving me the courage to return to my home town with my head held high. Thank you for helping me have the courage to become the woman I am today. Thank you for helping my husband see the light and making a family again. May you rest in peace in the arms of the Lord with angels surrounding you. I'm sorry you will never know the profound effect you had in my life in the lives of so many people in a God forsaken place called Needles California.

    July 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kennedy

    One of a kind. Thank you Mrs. Ford. RIP

    July 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kathryn

    First Lady Betty Ford showed us true leadership as she selflessly educated all of us to the difficult issues of substance abuse and breast cancer. Prayers of condolences to family and friends, Kathryn

    July 16, 2011 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
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