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President Gerald Ford’s Colorado Ski Home Is For Sale

The Colorado ski home built and owned by President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., and Betty Ford in their retirement is for sale.

The 11,849-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom Beaver Creek neighborhood residence in Avon, Colo., has an asking price of $8.5 million.

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Commemoration of President Gerald R. Ford’s Birthday to be Held on July 14

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum are once again joining together to commemorate the life and legacy of President Gerald R. Ford, Monday, July 14.

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(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Announces new Chairman

Steven Ford, son of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and first lady Betty Ford, announced that he has concluded his term as chair of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Ford will be succeeded by Red Cavaney who served on the White House staffs of Presidents Gerald R. Ford, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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Rosalynn Carter Honoring Betty Ford at Ford Museum on April 8

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation will host former first lady Rosalynn Carter as she visits Grand Rapids on April 8 to participate in a luncheon program, America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship, commemorating former first lady Betty Ford’s 96th birthday. Following the luncheon, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum will host a panel discussion titled Betty Ford’s Legacy in Women’s Health, which is sponsored by Spectrum Health.

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Ceremony To Remember President Gerald R. Ford And Betty Ford Is Saturday

This Saturday, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids will hold a public ceremony to remember both President Ford and Betty Ford.

Saturday marks the 99th anniversary of the birth of President Ford.  Betty Ford died on July 8, 2011.  Saturday marks the anniversary of her burial.

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Funeral Held For Former First Lady Betty Ford
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Tonight’s Faith Hope And Love Songs A Tribute To Betty Ford The Mother, The Wife & The Friend

Join me tonight, Sunday evening, 7-9pm EST for Faith Hope and Love Songs on 100.5 The River.  Listen online too! Sunday, I will be honoring Betty Ford in my own little way and with poignant memories shared by her son Steve from the memorial service at Grace Episcopal Church in East Grand Rapids.  Over the past week or so if you've listened to me on the radio you've learned that I have always admired Betty Ford, long before I moved to GR! 

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Suzanne Geha, For WZZM 13, Reflects On Betty Ford Funeral In Grand Rapids

It was nice to see long time Grand Rapids journalist, Suzanne Geha back on the Grand Rapids television airwaves again!  It appears that she did this special project for her former competitor WZZM13.  How nice to hear your thoughts since you have been a part of the Ford family coverage for years

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Steve Ford And His Beautiful Eulogy For His Mom Betty Ford In Grand Rapids

I watched all of yesterday's coverage and my favorite was when Betty Ford's son, Steve Ford spoke.  Steve was the one who got me really choked up.  He spoke from the heart and shared some of his trails with alcoholism too

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Betty Ford Funeral In Grand Rapids Is A Real Celebration Of Her Life!

Isn't it just like Betty Ford to choose a "spiritual" to start off her funeral here in Grand Rapids.  Back in the day before it was politically incorrect to use the term "negro" it was referred to as a "Negro spiritual".  Spirituals are raw, honest, bluesy, transparent, beautiful and real.  Just like Betty Ford!  It's no wonder she chose Done Made My Vow!

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Official White House portrait by Felix de Cossio
Official White House portrait by Felix de Cossio
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Betty Ford Memorial Website

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.

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The Ford Museum Prepares For Betty Ford

I rode my mountain bike to work this morning. 4:30 in the morning, Grand Rapids is quiet and cool. The blue lights running the middle length of the 30 or so stories of the J.W. Marriott hotel is like a beacon guiding me to the radio station. Part of the ride takes me along the riverfront and front fountains of the Gerald Ford Museum. The museum is open 24 / 7 this week, as we prepare for the arrival of the body of former First Lady Betty Ford. The new sculpture of president Ford was unveiled yesterday and looks great.

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