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07/08/2011 10:25 pm ET | Updated Sep 07, 2011

Betty Ford Dead: A Look Back At The Former First Lady (PHOTOS)

Former First Lady Betty Ford passed away at age 93 on Friday. President Barack Obama released the following statement on behalf of himself and Michelle:

Throughout her long and active life, Elizabeth Anne Ford distinguished herself through her courage and compassion. As our nation's First Lady, she was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights. After leaving the White House, Mrs. Ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment. While her death is a cause for sadness, we know that organizations such as the Betty Ford Center will honor her legacy by giving countless Americans a new lease on life.


Betty will be remembered perhaps not for her sartorial sense but for her in-office, leading lady style during the '70s. From her family Christmas cards and patchwork-trimmed tree to public dances with husband Gerald and stolen moments snapped by photographers, take a look back at the life and times of Betty Ford.

Betty Ford's Style