Mrs. Betty Ford

April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011

The family of President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our beloved mother Betty Ford has passed away at 93 years of age. She died peacefully today at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

Mother’s love, candor, devotion, and laughter enriched our lives and the lives of the millions she touched throughout this great nation. To be in her presence was to know the warmth of a truly great lady.

Mother’s passing leaves a deep void, but it also fills us with immeasurable appreciation for the life we and Dad shared with her.”

Susan Ford Bales
Steven Meigs Ford
John Gardner Ford
Michael Gerald Ford

If you would like to make a contribution in honor of Mrs. Ford please send it to the following address.


Betty Ford First Ladies Tribute Fund
c/o Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-5353