Former First Lady Elizabeth Ford has died. She the widow of Former President Gerald R. Ford; who passed away in 2006. Mrs. Ford broke protocols by revealing that she had breast cancer in 1975. After the Fords left the White House in 1977; Mrs. Ford established The Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction in Rancho Mirage,CA; Where the Fords lived. From ABC News:
Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction, has died at age 93.
In public, she was one of the most visible and outspoken first ladies in history. In private, she triumphed over serious personal adversity.
She was married to Gerald Ford for 58 years. Shortly after becoming president in 1974, Ford said, “I am indebted to no man and to only one woman, my dear wife.”
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., ABC News has learned. Her cause of death was not immediately clear.
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My condolences to Ford family.