Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Laid to Rest Beside Her Husband in Simi Valley

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In a service filled with stories and humor, mourners joined Friday to memorialize Nancy Reagan, recalling an influential former first lady who was stylish, tough, tender, her husband’s fiercest protector.

Beneath a gray sky at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, hundreds of guests came to pay their respects to Reagan, who died at her Bel-Air home Sunday at 94. She was interred beside her husband, the nation’s 40th president, with whom she was inseparable in life.

Those paying respects reflected a life of broad experience, from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the White House, where she and her husband presided over what some have described as a conservative Camelot.

First Lady Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton sat side by side, and celebrities such as Mr. T, actor Tom Selleck, singer Johnny Mathis and newsman Tom Brokaw were in also attendance.

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