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Celebrating the life of Nancy Reagan

Updated 7:30 AM ET, Mon March 7, 2016
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First lady Nancy Reagan stands next to her husband, President Ronald Reagan, as they wave from the steps of Air Force One in December 1981. The first lady died at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, according to her spokeswoman, Joanne Drake of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. She was 94. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images
Nancy Davis and Ronald Reagan appear at the premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in Hollywood in 1951. The couple married the following year. M. Garrett/Archive Photos/Getty Images
Ronald and Nancy Reagan smile as they have their honeymoon dinner at the Stork Club in New York City in 1952. Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Ronald Reagan watches as his wife, Nancy, aims a rifle at their ranch in Malibu, California, in 1954. Murray Garrett/Archive Photos/Getty Images
The Reagans prepare for a day's work on their ranch in Malibu. Murray Garrett/Archive Photos/Getty Images
The Reagans pose for a family portrait with their daughter, Patti Davis, and their infant son, Ron, in 1955. Hulton Archive/Archive Photos/Getty Images
Ronald and Nancy Reagan appear in "Hellcats of the Navy" in 1957. It was her last film. Courtesy Everett Collection/Courtesy Everett Collection
The Reagans wave after President Reagan was sworn in as 40th president of the United States by Chief Justice Warren Burger on January 20, 1981, at the Capitol in Washington. At right is Vice President George H.W. Bush. AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Reagans ride horses on January 10, 1981. Express/Archive Photos/Getty Images
Nancy Reagan is photographed in London for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in July 1981. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
President Reagan stands behind a lectern as first lady Nancy Reagan stands in a side doorway, planning to surprise him with a birthday cake on February 4, 1983, at the White House. Ronald Reagan Library/Archive Photos/Getty Images
Reagan poses with Gary Coleman in a 1983 publicity photo for an episode of "Diff'rent Strokes." Robert Phillips/Everett Collection/Robert Phillips / Everett Collection
Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa Claus, during a White House Christmas decoration tour in 1983. Diana Walker/TIME & LIFE Images/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
The Reagan family poses outdoors at Nancy's birthday party in Rancho del Cielo, California, on August 17, 1985. Ronald Reagan Library/Archive Photos/Getty Images
The Reagans meet with Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the White House on November 9, 1985, during the royals' official visit to the United States. Tim Graham/Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images
Reagan meets with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at No. 10 Downing Street on July 22,1986, during a visit to London. Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Reagans are welcomed by youngsters with signs and balloons as Nancy returns to the White House after undergoing a mastectomy in October 1987. Diana Walker/TIME & LIFE Images/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image
Ronald Reagan blows out the candles on his cake with help from Nancy as he celebrates his 82nd birthday on February 6, 1993. At left is former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. HAL GARB/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Reagans celebrate Ronald Reagan's 89th birthday on February 6, 2000, at their home In Bel-Air, California. Getty Images/Getty Images
Nancy Reagan poses with the Leadership Award she received from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on March 15, 2000, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Caifornia. She was honored by the Congressional Award Foundation for her efforts as first lady in the fight against youth drug abuse both in the United States and around the world. JIM RUYMEN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Reagan and Elizabeth Dole, right, pose with the Rev. Billy Graham after honoring him with the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award in recognition of his "monumental and lasting contribution to the cause of religious freedom" during a ceremony on April 5, 2000, in Beverly Hills, California. JIM RUYMEN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Nancy Reagan speaks as President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush look on at the christening ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on March 4, 2001, in Newport News, Virginia. MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Michael J. Fox poses with Reagan at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's tribute to Nancy Reagan on May 8, 2004, in Beverly Hills, California. Reagan was honored for her commitment to stem cell research. MARK J. TERRILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nancy Reagan and daughter Patti Davis, second left, view a makeshift memorial in front of the funeral home in Santa Monica, California, where President Reagan's body rests on June 7, 2004 . JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images
Ron Reagan, Michael Wenning, Nancy Reagan, Patti Davis, Ashley Reagan and Michael Reagan pay their respects over the casket that contains the body of former President Ronald Reagan following the memorial service on June 7, 2004, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Pool/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Reagan speaks at the end of the "A Nation Honors Nancy Reagan" dinner on May 11, 2005, in Washington. The event was held to pay tribute to Reagan and celebrate her life and her accomplishments. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Reagan wipes away a tear after the unveiling of a statue of former President Ronald Reagan in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on June 3, 2009. Also pictured, from left, are House Minority Leader John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Reagan, from left, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Sen. Richard Lugar and Rep. Elton Gallegly watch President Barack Obama sign a bill on June 2, 2009, in Washington. Obama signed the "Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act" to honor Ronald Reagan on his 100th birth anniversary in 2011. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images