Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies at 94

A class act.

Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan passed away on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles. She will be buried next to her husband at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

"Prior to the funeral service, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library," a Library statement said. "Details will be announced shortly."

Politicians and friends released statements with tributes to the former first lady.

"Our former first lady redefined the role in her time here," President Obama said in a statement. "Later, in her long goodbye with President Reagan, she became a voice on behalf of millions of families going through the depleting, aching reality of Alzheimer’s, and took on a new role, as advocate, on behalf of treatments that hold the potential and the promise to improve and save lives."

 "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," wrote former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Barbara Bush described Mrs. Reagan "totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more."

The Reagans received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2002 in recognition of their service to the United States, and later that year, President George W. Bush awarded Nancy the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her devotion "to her family and her country," according to the White House website.

 President Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004 at age 93. After six days of national mourning he was buried at the Reagan Library. Following his death, Mrs. Reagan continued to promote stem cell research as a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

"We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases, and soon," she wrote in March 2009, praising President Barack Obama, who fought to loosen stem cell restrictions. "As I've said before, time is short, and life is precious."

Mrs Reagan will be most remembered for her devotion to and love for her husband.