Former First Lady Betty Ford says former President Gerald Ford
has died at age 93. Gerald R. Ford
, who grew up in the western side of Michigan (near Grand Rapids) was the 38th President of the United States
. Funeral plans for former presidents are written out by the Presidents themselves and kept until their death by the Military District of Washington, which oversees state funerals, and then the funeral is performed to their wishes. Ford
, the oldest of the living ex-presidents, has requested a state funeral and a burial at his presidential museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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WZZM 13 - Grand Rapids, MI (ABC affiliate)