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Betty Ford Funeral Plans

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Betty Ford passed away on Friday.  She was 93.  Funeral plans are now set.

TUESDAY:

  • Memorial services will begin in Palm Desert, California.

WEDNESDAY:

  • 5:00pm – The family will arrive at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
  • 6:00pm – Family and casket arrive at museum followed by a prayer service and remarks from Governor Rick Snyder.
  • 7:00pm – Casket will lie in repose for public viewing into the night.

THURSDAY:

  • 1:00pm – The Ford family and casket will travel via motorcade from the museum to Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids.
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Funeral service.  Lynn Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will each give a eulogy.
  • 5:00pm – At the conclusion of the funeral service the casket and family will return to the museum for a private burial service.

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