Posts tagged ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’

July 8, 2011

R.I.P. Betty Ford

by Accidental Bear

RIP: Betty Ford

RIP: Former First Lady Betty Ford, wife of the late former president Gerald Ford, has passed away this afternoon in her Rancho Mirage home. She was 93.

Ford, whose personal struggles with alcoholism led her to co-found the Betty Ford Center, a California-based chemical dependency recovery hospital, dedicated her life to public service and social activism. For her work, Ford received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, later, the Congressional Gold Medal.

[abcnews / photo: wikimedia.]