DC Dignitaries Honor Betty Ford
Former first ladies attend funeral
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2011 7:29 PM CDT
Nancy Reagan is escorted by George W. Bush.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)

(Newser) – Lots of former White House residents, including first ladies, paid homage to Betty Ford today at her funeral in California. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan (escorted by George W. Bush), and Rosalynn Carter were among the attendees, reports the AP. "Millions of women are in her debt today and she was never afraid to speak the truth even about the most sensitive subjects, including her own struggle with alcohol and pain killers," Carter said. "She got some criticism, but I thought she was wonderful and her honesty gave to others every single day."