Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced

Former first lady Nancy Reagan speaks in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2009, during a ceremony to unveil a statue of President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday that Nancy Reagan will lie in repose for public visitation on Wednesday from1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation to the library will be by shuttle from a bank property in Simi Valley.

Friday’s funeral starts at 11 a.m. and will be closed to the public. Nancy Reagan will be buried next to her husband at the library.

She died of congestive heart failure on Sunday at her Los Angeles home. She was 94. Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.

Son of Nancy and Ronald Reagan inspired by their devotion

The son of Nancy and Ronald Reagan says he was inspired by his parents’ unfailing devotion to each other during their 52-year marriage.

Ron Prescott Reagan spoke on NBC’s “Today” show Monday, a day after the former first lady died in California at age 94.

He says his parents were inseparable, and that when they were apart, they talked on the phone every day. He says his father wrote Nancy endless love letters.

His older sister, Patti Davis, says her mother died peacefully in her sleep – just “how she wanted to go.”

In a statement on her website, Davis thanked mourners for the outpouring of support she has received on social media.

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