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Jul142011

Betty Ford Remembered in Michigan; Will Be Buried Alongside Husband

Hulton Archive/Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- Former first lady Betty Ford will be laid to rest on Thursday next to her husband of 58 years, former President Gerald R. Ford.

On Wednesday, the former first lady's remains were flown to Grand Rapids, Michigan -- the place where she grew up and married the man who would later become the 38th president of the United States.  Her casket was taken to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, where it was put on display, draped with flowers for hundreds to pay their respects in a public viewing.

Ford's remains will be transported by motorcade to Grace Episcopal Church on Thursday where she will be memorialized one last time.  The church is the same one where the Fords wed back in 1948.

Lynne Cheney, the wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is among the expected eulogists at Thursday's funeral service.

Following the memorial, Ford's casket will be returned to the presidential museum to be buried alongside her husband, who died in 2006.

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