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The Ford family watches while the coffin containing the body of former First Lady Betty Ford is placed on an Air Force C-32 plane at the airport for a final trip to Michigan, where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband, President Gerald R. Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A hearse carrying the coffin containing the body of former First Lady Betty Ford arrives at the airport for a final trip to Michigan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A military honor guard lifts the coffin containing the body of former First Lady Betty Ford onto a truck that will then lift it into a waiting Air Force plane at the airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Air Force crew chief Jeremiah Broersma salutes the plane carrying the remains of former First Lady Betty Ford at the airport

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An Air Force honor guard stands by as members of the public pay their respects to former First Lady Betty Ford as she lies in repose after a memorial service at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

The Ford children and other family members leave the memorial service for former First Lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson chats with Wayne Hoffman, former CEO of Flying Tigers, after the memorial service for former First Lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reed Saxon / Pool

Former President George W.Bush waves to members of the media after attending the memorial service for former First Lady Betty Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A military honor guard carries the casket of former First Lady Betty Ford into St. Margaret's Episcopal Church for the memorial service.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is escorted by former President George W. Bush after the memorial service for former First Lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

From top left, former President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter watch as members of the armed forces carry the coffin of former First Lady Betty Ford into St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

Michael Ford is comforted by an unidentified family member during the memorial service for his mother, former First Lady Betty Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

Jack Ford speaks during the memorial service for his mother, former First Lady Betty Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter delivers the eulogy during Tuesday's memorial service for former First Lady Betty Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Pool

Family members look on as a military honor guard carries the casket to Betty Ford's memorial service at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Members of Betty Ford's family arrive at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church for the memorial services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A military guard carries the casket of former First Lady Betty Ford into St. Margaret's Episcopal Church for memorial services.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A military honor guard follows the hearse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Former California First Lady Maria Shriver, right, arrives with an unidentified woman for former First Lady Betty Ford's memorial service.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan arrives at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church for the memorial service for Betty Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A California Highway Patrol cruiser leads the Betty Ford memorial service procession to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Riverside County sheriff's officials review last-minute security details at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church before the memorial services for former First Lady Betty Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Television reporters covering Betty Ford's memorial services start broadcasting at sunrise across the street from St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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Former First Lady Betty Ford’s body was flown Wednesday to Grand Rapids, Mich., for a funeral and burial Thursday on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Memorial services for Ford were held Tuesday in Palm Desert.

Ford was born Elizabeth Anne Bloomer in Chicago on April 8, 1918. Her husband served as president from 1974 to 1977. She died Friday at 93 in a hospital in Rancho Mirage. President Ford died in 2006.

Read more and see photos from her life.

1 Comment

  1. July 16, 2011, 7:32 pm

    She was an inspiration to many! RIP Miss Betty!

    By: desira

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