STATEMENT BY FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH
ON THE DEATH OF FIRST LADY BETTY FORD
Kennebunkport, ME — The following is a statement by former President George H. W. Bush (41):
Barbara and I loved Betty Ford very much. She was a wonderful wife and mother; a great friend; and a courageous First Lady. No one confronted life’s struggles with more fortitude or honesty, and as a result, we all learned from the challenges she faced. The Betty Ford Center, which already has helped change the lives of thousands of people, will be her lasting legacy of care and concern. We were proud to know her. We were proud to call her a friend. We will miss her very much.