Local, world leaders react to death of Nancy Reagan

Former first lady Nancy Reagan smiles as President Barack Obama signs the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act, Tuesday, June 2, 2009, during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. R-Calif. is at center. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

(AP) — Former first lady Nancy Raegan died at her home in Los Angeles, California, her assistant said on Sunday. She was 94.

Indiana Senator Dan Coats:

Nancy Reagan lived an extraordinary life defined by her love of country and steadfast support of her cherished husband. We will all remember her for her lasting impact as First Lady and courageousness during President Reagan’s fight with Alzheimer’s. I join with all Americans in celebrating Nancy Reagan’s remarkable life and mourning her passing. She will be missed.

 

Former Indiana governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels:

Mrs. Reagan was a full partner in her husband’s life and public service. I believe she was the only person truly close to him. Theirs was the kind of marriage we should all wish for our children.
She was unfailingly kind to me and our family, and we will always remember her with deep affection and admiration.

 

Former Republican Presidential Candidate and Ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney:

With the passing of Nancy Reagan, we say a final goodbye to the days of Ronald Reagan. With charm, grace, and a passion for America, this couple reminded us of the greatness and the endurance of the American experiment. Some underestimate the influence of a First Lady but from Martha and Abigail through Nancy and beyond, these women have shaped policy, strengthened resolve, and drawn on our better angels. God and Ronnie have finally welcomed a choice soul home.

 

Indiana Congressman Luke Messer:

“We lost a great American today. Nancy Reagan was the epitome of class, grace, and devotion. She loved this country and loved her husband. President Reagan could not have accomplished everything he did for our nation without her by his side. My thoughts and prayers are with the Reagan family.”

 

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:

“Nancy Reagan was one of my heroes. She served as First Lady with unbelievable power, class and grace and left her mark on the world. She’s with her Ronnie now, but those of us she left behind will miss her dearly.

 

Former First Lady Barbara Bush:

Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more. George and I send our prayers and condolences to her family.

 

Republican Presidential Candidate and Senator Ted Cruz:

Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her deep passion for this nation and love for her husband, Ronald. The Reagan family is in our prayers.

 

Republican Presidential Candidate and Businessman Donald Trump:

Nancy Reagan, the wife of a truly great President, was an amazing woman. She will be missed!

 

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