Private funeral date set for former first lady Nancy Reagan

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A private funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan is scheduled to be held Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

A private funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan is scheduled to be held Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday that the funeral, which will be closed to the public but will likely be televised, will take place at 11 a.m. PT. She will be buried next to her husband at the library.

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"We are estimating a thousand people will be here for the ceremony," said Melissa Giller of the Reagan Foundation. "It will be outdoors, rain or shine."

A White House official said first lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral, but President Barack Obama would not be in attendance.

The former president was buried at the Reagan Library in 2004, and every year, Nancy Reagan would visit on the anniversary of his death.

Nancy Reagan will lie in repose for public visitation on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will be able to park at a remote lot and be shuttled in.


Flags were lowered to half-staff at the Reagan Library Monday morning. Mr. Obama requested flags be lowered at the White House and all public buildings throughout the country to honor the former first lady.

Nancy Reagan died of congestive heart failure at her Bel-Air home Sunday morning. She was 94. Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.

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