Betty Ford to be buried next to husband in Michigan
The United States Army Chorus perform during an arrival ceremony for former first lady Betty Ford at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Rex Larsen, Pool) By Rex Larsen
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Hundreds of people who admired former first lady Betty Ford are expected to gather along the route from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to the Episcopal church where she is to be memorialized for a final time.
Ford is to be buried Thursday in the city where she grew up and wed the man who became the only president from Michigan. On Wednesday, hundreds attended a public viewing.
Ford died Friday at age 93. She will be interred on the museum grounds next to next to her husband on what would have been his 98th birthday.
Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was to speak at Thursday's service.
Also expected to attend are former first lady Barbara Bush and former President Bill Clinton.