For many Michiganders and Grand Rapidians, the passing of Betty Ford has been a time for condolence and remembrance.  The Ford family has created a website to honor the late Betty Ford and to offer the community a place to show their support.  Please take a few moments and remember all that Betty Ford did for our community, our country, and our world.

The memorial website offers a condolence book, a listing of funeral services and page dedicated to contributions to any of the causes Betty Ford supported.

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